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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

test collective.

i'm currently in a "sustainable building and materials" class at harvard. we are discussing what it means to be "leed" certified, it's benefits and qualifications. "leed" stands for "leadership" (in) "energy" (and) "environmental" "design" and is an internationally recognized green building certification system.
chris adamick is a "leed" accredited designer "whose interests span from environmental design to furniture and product design. his broad range of thinking leads him to create work that is emotionally engaging and often unexpected."

"smith" lounge chair and ottoman, "influenced by the classic stan smith sneaker." available in preforated leather and wool.


"facet table" "bamboo coffee table with removable corian inset. steel powder coated base."


"fun box" bamboo coffee table "with polished steel coping and lazer-engraved utopian cityscape. this table was designed and inspired by the skateboard lifestyle."

"spira cafe table" used indoors our out. "this table is available with 5 different laser-etched graphic options."

"o)))" thin metal frame with naked filament bulb. how bright do you want it, that's up to you...and your bulb.

"clic" may be used as a side table or stool. available in polished stainless steel or powder coated steel.

nyc & la
"test collective was created by designers chris adamick and piotr woronkowicz shortly after the two graduated from art center college of design. collaboration is central to the idea of test collective with each designer offering different skills and interests. brooklyn based industrial designer piotr bringing his experience working with design for global industry together with los angeles based designer chris, who has designed environments public and private as well as products for the global market place.

test collective is interested in new ideas which bring an unexpected sense of joy to our everyday actions."
test collective goes to show you don't have to compromise on stunning, inventive and sexy eye-candy design at the hands of being "green". do you have a favorite here in this collective line up? i'm loving the laser carved tables, wonderful textural element and conversation pieces. an unexpected pleasure plunked in front of your favorite seating area. enjoy!

3 comments:

The Townhouselady said...

What a great class. Great examples, it proves it doesn't have to look like a rotted tree trunk to be environmentally conscious.

avant garde said...

omg! rotted tree trunk, that made me crack up bigtime :)

Kellie Collis said...

Some beautiful designs here!