Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bamboo...............it's coming

A productive morning spent at Bamboo Revolution chatting with Mike & Josh and hanging out in their cool showroom which is itself a great advertisement for the aesthetic and structural possibilities of Bamboo. Being in Portland it is almost obligatory that it should feature a coffee shop. We are keen to try this material out and they were able to suggest some products that might suit us very well. In particular is their 1/4" 5 ply. As we speak Jeff is conducting some deeply unscientific tests on some samples they supplied us to get a benchmark for stiffness compared to the birch ply. A big benefit over the birch is it just looks a whole lot prettier and although I am not a big fan of the bare wood grain I think it will look pretty sweet with a semi-flat varnish.

Groove Armada/ Fogma

Monday, May 23, 2011

'Process + Protoype'....a show

Art & Industry have been invited to take part in an upcoming show entitled 'Process + Prototype'. As the name suggests the show seeks to highlight the role of prototypes in the development process. A range of designers, artists and fabricators will be on hand to display and talk about their prototypes. So if you fancy a closer look at Model No.1 and all the other cool stuff, mark your calender. It takes place at ADX (417 SE 11th Ave. Portland, Ore. 97214) from June 2nd thru June 5th.