Finally, a frame that considers the person on the other side of the desk! Wonder how the idea was thought up? Here's Scott Henderson:
The Pyramid frame came about by sketching and trying to uncover new ways to hold up a thin plane of material, which is all a picture frame really does. I was sketching frames because so many frames are very 2D and traditional and it seemed frames were a ripe category to do something different in.
I like the idea of two components intersecting each other to form a functional composition. This has been a theme in other products I've done, like products for MINT. The Pyramid frame was another incarnation of that.
After my thumbnail sketch--which is really all that I did because I could tell from that that the idea was going to work--I built a 3D computer model of it and sent it out for a 3D print (fused deposition modeling). The design involved a big metal casting and I thought it would be perfect for Nambe. Two days later I had a model back, and I emailed Nambe and asked them if they would look at a frame that I made, and they said they would. I sent Nambe images and the model and they liked it a lot and wanted to pursue it right away. We then met in their New York Showroom to go over details and there were some follow-up tasks like making the frame in two different sizes, etc., but essentially it was a very streamlined and efficient process to realize the Pyramid frame.
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