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
Conditions & Guidelines
Conditions for a furniture & homeware editor:
Practice-as-researchIn the sense of exploring material possibilities, design language must foster curiosity, imagination, knowledge, and critical thinking, maintaining a solid ethical and environmental stance.
Linked componentsEnhancing the potentials of modularity, recombination, and variables in use, object systems must be open, simple, and flexible, encouraging action as a discursive activity.
Production networksTo 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 thingsAnd 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: SimpleDesign 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: MethodicDesign for degrowth, sustainability, minimal resource impact, standardized materials and processes, as in a world with limited resources efficiency is critical; optimize everything.
Geographical principle: LocalDesign 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: EnduringDesign 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.