Thank you to all of our loyal fans! We are so excited to report that the Dwell on Design Conference was a great success for Pivot Furniture! We have included a few snap shots of the kids interacting with our “Bloom Table Play Set”. If you are one of the proud parents of these amazing… Read More Pivot Furniture @ Dwell on Design Thank You
Don’t miss Pivot Furniture on display at Dwell on Design, the west coast’s largest design event! JUNE 25-27 Los Angeles Convention Center, Downtown Los Angeles Located in the MODERN FAMILY ZONE, Booth #200 Visit http://www.dwellondesign.com for details.
The final results of the FIDM Chairing Styles program included the chairs being on display at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles California. This facility is a resource center for Designers, the students chairs were on display in the main lobby for everyone to view.
FIDM Debut Show 2010 This was the tenth year of Chairing Styles. Thirty students worked in teams of three (a Textile Design student, a Fashion Design student, and an Interior Design student) to create a dramatic presentation of 10 different textiles, garments, and chairs. Find below an image of Christie Davis design manufactured by Pivot furniture on… Read More FIDM Chairing Styles; Step Nine
We learned in the development process that the original table base design could be improved to ensure the product is more stable and proportional. We went back to the factory to configure a new design. Often when you create a prototype you learn that your vision interpreted in 3-D functions differently than you anticipated. The advantage… Read More FIDM Chairing Styles; Step Eight
In Step Seven we had a Photo Shoot to document the final product for marketing purposes. Once the furniture completes drying after finishing, we send the piece into the quality control department for detailing and cleaning before wrapping for transport. This department is the last set of eyes that review the item before a client receives the product. It is… Read More FIDM Chairing Styles; Step Seven
Step Six is the finishing step, depending on the product and design vision this step can vary greatly. Given that Pivot Furniture focuses on natural products, we knew that our process would be fewer steps than other finishing methods. Below is an image that shows the wood table before the finish is applied with the chair after the finish… Read More FIDM Chairing Styles; Step Six
Step Four gave us an unfinished version of our final product, now in Step Five we begin the finishing process with sanding. The wood as a veneer or solid will need to be sanded to prepare the surface to properly accept whatever finish treatment is selected. In this case we were finishing with a natural Oil Rub,… Read More FIDM Chairing Styles; Step Five
Step four is all about applying the veneer that we have laid out the patterns on in step three. During this step you start to see the pattern transition from a flat veneer sheet to a 3-Dimensional object. Many designs will take a different direction at this point, due to the nature of how difficult it can be… Read More FIDM Chairing Styles; Step Four
Moving from step two (rough full-scale models) to hand selecting the wood grain patterning in step three is where we start to visualize a final product. This step is all about discovering the natural beauty of the wood products (solid/veneer) and utilizing the forms in unexpected ways. This is where a piece goes from ordinary furniture to… Read More FIDM Chairing Styles; Step Three