Rodrigo Chamizo
S I S T E M A S
S I S T E M A S ® is my research-oriented furniture & homeware editor that prioritizes the local and efficient production of long-lasting utilitarian objects, under a precise set of rules:
Year: 2013 - ongoing
Tag: Systems
Conditions & Guidelines

Conditions for a furniture & homeware editor:

Practice-as-research

In the sense of exploring material possibilities, design language must foster curiosity, imagination, knowledge, and critical thinking, maintaining a solid ethical and environmental stance.

Linked components

Enhancing the potentials of modularity, recombination, and variables in use, object systems must be open, simple, and flexible, encouraging action as a discursive activity.

Production networks

To reduce issues related to dependency, transport, costs of stock, and waste generation, fabrication methodologies must be optimized, replicable, scalable, and decentralized, proposing viable production solutions for the future.

Irreproachable things

And after all, in practical terms, products must be affordable, useful, everlasting, and self-explanatory; otherwise, these are purely theoretical shenanigans.

Specific design guidelines:

Aesthetical principle: Simple

Design straightforward objects with a trend-independent aesthetic, good intuitive user experience, reject ornament and unnecessary conceptual layers, as tastes are contextual but being useful is not; utility is beauty.

Economical principle: Methodic

Design for degrowth, sustainability, minimal resource impact, standardized materials and processes, as in a world with limited resources efficiency is critical; optimize everything.

Geographical principle: Local

Design for accessible materials and processes, native economies and production networks, fair redistribution of money, as the real value of objects depends on how they improve the lives of those around you; produce close.

Temporal principle: Enduring

Design for multiple uses, reconfiguration, easy repairability, disassembly and separation of materials, quality long-lasting objects, as the longer the product life the later it needs to be replaced; end obsolescence.

 

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Consequences Diagram, 2023
Consequences Diagram, 2023
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