Here's one of our many prototypes that never hit production: "Rockwood", a rocking version of Lockwood. It's actually quite comfortable and gets a lot of use around the studio, hey... maybe we should produce it...
We're slowly settling into our new space at the Lincoln Warehouse.
We're moving into the new studio this week!
For a limited time, we'll be offering the Sixagon in a steel finish.
The 1/2 Nelson cafe table is back from retirement! It's become a popular request for commercial environments, spec'd for Google, Tough Mudder & more.
The "pinwheel" joint is made by joining 3 identical machined parts, from solid walnut or maple, right here in Milwaukee.
We assembled one of our new Conrad tables at the studio the other day and I was reminded of how fun it is to plug the legs into the base! Listen to that "snap!" of the leg locking in place. It's this connection or action of joining the 3 walnut legs with the base that is so uniquely gratifying, but only experienced by Conrad owners, unfortunately.
Here's how it works: Each walnut leg has a machined slot at one end and a drilled through hole perpendicular to the slot. This end of the leg is inserted into the opening on the base, travels in a few inches and then bottoms out on a circle detail that has been stamped into the steel. With a little extra push, the slot allows the wood to compress, continue over the stamped circle, and... "snap!" That's the beautiful sound of the natural spring of the wood forcing the hole to align with the stamped circle detail, and thus locking the leg into place.
Another oldie but goodie? This was a student video put together about 4 years ago. Watch for the Poet stool proto.
Thanks Brian Alberth & crew!
Just stumbled across this Dwell article... from way back... When our studio was nice and orderly.
We are a pretty small operation, Vincent and I build, assemble and pack everything by hand as orders are placed. Often times we produce parts as order arrive, but to help reduce lead times, we produce small to medium size batches of our components... anywhere from three to seventy five at a time.
We love seeing our designs specified by many of the most talented designers and architects... for a wide variety of clients. Our furniture can be seen in the inspiring offices of Google, Facebook, OpenTable, Evernote, Technicolor... and many more!
A look back at a few of our discontinued colors. These colors can be made available through custom orders. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
These images help illustrate the manufacturing process for the Conrad table. Three components are bent, stamped, and meticulously welded together to form the base structure.