The 01 Hi-Top Station is an exploration in both machine and traditional methods. The inspiration for this rolling workstation came after a trip to Japan where we saw an incredible amount furniture and architecture influenced by natural forms–curved, delicate, and fluid yet strong and enduring. The horizontal surfaces integrate with vertical elements while celebrating the connection with a walnut accent. Both the legs and shelves surfaces were cut using a CNC machine then assembled and finished using traditional methods and joinery.
40" x 39.5" x 24"
The Dove Stool is a simple and bold stool. One-inch birch board is cut to a 90° dovetail, expressing the layers of board as strength and power of connections.
18" x 18" x 12"
The 01 Credenza has a contemporary aesthetic with white lacquer doors and brass accents while the angled, taper legs pay homage to mid-century modern design. Dovetailed birch ply encases the entire piece, wrapping the unit in warmth. See the 02 Credenza for an alternate lacquer option.
96" x 16" x 33"
The 01 Shelf incorporates minimal aesthetics with traditional dowel joinery. The combination of cedar and birch is expressed by an exposed dowel joint. Upper left dowel, extends through frame to emphasize the joints function and also serve as a hook.
70" x 27.5" x 17"
The Live Coffee Table gracefully combines the organic lines of the live edge oak top with the structured aesthetic of the cedar and birch dowel base.
65" x 25.5" x 17"
The 02 Credenza has a contemporary aesthetic with black lacquer doors and brass accents while the angled, taper legs pay homage to mid-century modern design. Dovetailed birch ply encases the entire piece, wrapping the unit in warmth. See the 01 Credenza for an alternate lacquer option.
72.5" x 16" x 31"
Arrangement by Heart & Soil Flowers.
"Looking at the terminology it is very hard to understand if the superordinary is an oxymoron in which the super opposes the ordinary, or it is the absolute opposite in which the superordinary determines the superlative of ordinary to its greatest degree in its ontological form. Although the etymology of what is considered “ordinary” relates to something normal with no special features, in the context of what we determine as superordinary they are anything but ordinary."
Essays by Andrew Potter, Benjamin Lebel, Elizabeth Biron, Elizabeth Quigley, Ian Robertson, James Jarzyniecki, Jennifer Wrynn, Kelly Quinn, Mathew DesSureault, Matt Uminski, Michael DiSalvatore, Nicholas Ter Meer, Ross Lyons, Sean Hurley, Shannon Atherto, and Sinead Weldon.
Design and layout by Matt Uminski, & Ter Meer.
Superordinary: On the Problematique of the Ordinary. Essay by Antonio Petrov
This is a result of a graduate seminar at the Wentworth Institute of Technology led by Antonio Petrov. 2012
The Weave Stool is a combination of styles and materials. Three of the four legs are pine while one is cedar. The dowel is connected and expressed by Japanese-style wedge dowel joinery. A unique addition is the seat–-the stool is a single thread paracord woven in an elongated checker pattern.
18" x 18" x 18"
The 01 Candle holder is made from recycled pine from BIG Reuse: Brooklyn and copper fittings. The pine is finished with natural oils to seal and emphasize the history and knots of reclaimed wood. Every set of candle holders fit together and the geometry aligns as a single cube.
The Concrete Candle Holder is a series of three cylinder-cast concrete with brass hardware.
Laser cut acrylic and cork.
Matt Uminski, & Ter Meer, 2012