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Translating pattern ideas onto the body with colored threads. Drawing in pencil over a muslin backdrop. Drawing zipper position in pencil on first toile. With a concept and design language in mind we briefly sketch ideas on paper. These quickly grow into something quite different as we translate the lines onto the body of each [...]
‘Imagine you are driving (8)’, painted by Julian Opie, 1993. ‘Olive Babe’, The Duo Series, designed by Gunnel Sahlin, manufactured by Kosta Boda, 1999. ‘CH 4’, painted by László Moholy-Nagy, 1938. Tulip pedestal tables and chairs, designed by Eero Saarinen, for Knoll International, 1956. Spring/summer collection, designed by Narciso Rodriguez, 2005. Like most designers we [...]
Joanne Molina, Editorial Director of the Curated Object, has just published a wonderful article on bius. JoAnn Greco, their senior writer, interviewed us. We were so impressed by their thoughtfulness – they focused on our history and how special it is to designers to have pieces selected by curators for museum collections.
Nipa Shibori, upholstered footstool. Designed and made by bius, 2010. We delivered this commission yesterday to Bobbie & Rusty Tunnard. Bobbie has wanted a piece from us in this fabric for many years and Rusty finally made it happen. She was so overjoyed when he gave it to her that we all got lots of [...]