NOTCOT Note: Here’s another article from Anna Corpron of Sub-Studio!
TODA (The Office of Design and Architecture) is a multi-disciplinary design office in New York City whose work spans industrial design, architecture, print and web design. I’ve been a big fan of TODA for years, especially of their furniture/products, because of their conceptual approach to design. For Frighetto’s debut at the 2007 Salone de Mobile in Milan, TODA designed the Bean line of furniture, which explores form through structure and skin.
Light fixtures designed for ADOT. The lights are turned on and off by squeezing the silicone socket.
Also for ADOT, the Topos Chair takes a 2-D material and - without using the material as a surface - creates a 3-D form. I love the shadows it creates.
The CandleBuoy is a candle that floats in your bath. Assuming it floats steadily and doesn’t tip over while you’re relaxing or splashing around, I would love to have a bunch of these as companions while bathing.
The Stem Vase mimics the movement of flowers in their natural environment. The base is rounded and sways gently from side to side when there is a breeze.
Check out TODA’s website for more great work!