We are thefuturefuture. Together we seek to re-examine how and why we do the things we do. As architects we believe that design transcends disciplines. We design with the intent to not simply bring one more thing into the world, but to progress ways of making and develop advancements in customization. More importantly, we design for pleasure. We hope you enjoy the result as much as we love the process.
Our designs incorporate the latest rapid prototyping technologies including CNC milling, laser cutting, and 3D printing. We exploit these processes to create results that are otherwise unattainable through traditional manufacturing processes. By utilizing the combination of custom design techniques and methods of fabrication, we create products made in wood, nylon, metal, and ceramic, with each piece different than every other. This enables us to offer affordable designs for mass consumption without mass production. We believe that custom is the new vintage.
The final products are 3D printed using a technology known as selective laser sintering (SLS). We offer various colors of nylon (a slightly flexible yet extremely durable plastic) as well as stainless steel (both natural and gold dipped). The process transmits a unique texture leaving the pieces with a natural, rock like quality. All necklaces are assembled in our studio using high quality materials. Our products are designed to be affordable with the belief that custom design is attainable for mass consumption.
Brandt Graves received his Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute in 2009. Since then he has worked with several dynamic young design practices and fabricators on projects involving an extensive range of scale and technique.
Carrie McKnelly her Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute in 2008 and currently is a designer at SOFTlab where she continues to expand an impressive portfolio of digitally fabricated installations.