Monthly Archives: May 2012


It has been a whirlwind of a weekend with the kickoff of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF)!  The JOHNHOUSHMAND team stayed up late Friday putting the finishing touches on our very own zen garden at booth #1122. We wanted to let the natural beauty of our furniture speak for itself in a calming oasis. […]

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Chutes and Ladders

You may have been wondering what the guys at the shop have been developing with this new system of armatures.  Here is the newest prototype!  It may look complicated.  And that’s because it is. These rollercoaster-esque columns, or as we like to call them “stems”, are a part of our newest architectural project.  The possibilities […]

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For those in the know, ICFF is a time-honored tradition, but for those yet to be acquainted with one of North America’s biggest tradeshows, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, here is a quick play by play! ICFF annually hosts over 25,000  designers, architects, interior designers,  retailers, manufacturers, developers, distributors, and representatives at the Jacob K. Javits Convention […]

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Geometric Pieces, Organic Shapes

For our newest architectural project we’re experimenting with dynamic armatures.  In the past we used to make ribbon shaped assemblies using CAD files.  We would insert section ribbons and transform them, or unfold them.  The shopbot then adds ribs and we glue it all back to create the shape.  The new type of armature we […]

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