Thursday, February 17, 2011

San Francisco Loft

We just finished installation of a minimal loft into a downtown San Francisco penthouse.
We are fortunate enough to work with talented architects on our projetcs, and this one had the office of Stanley Saitowitz involved. Powder coated steel, and 3Form resin material for the solid surfaces. The details are clean and minimal in keeping with the design intent, and the delicate insertion into the space.


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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hybrid Process for Object Development

We were asked to develop some ornamental flames and columns/capitals for a residence south of San Francisco. We used new technology in conjunction with old technology to achieve the intent successfully.


Aluminium Casting from UrbanLab Design on Vimeo.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Write up..

We were interviewed by Regina and Emily over at Handful of Salt design blog. Check it out. We think they did a great job conveying what we do.
Handful of Salt Interview


Monday, April 19, 2010

A wine rack

Our studio/shop is so close to wine country that we HAD to rethink the wine rack. Our take on a sensual and kinetic wine display object. Hot rolled steel, with some elegant plasma cut ribs in the back.


wine rack from UrbanLab Design on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Stair as object

The steel components assembled into a graceful and kinetic stair. It's one of those projects that works on several levels. It's simple in components and minimal in assembly. Structurally it is super stable. Visually, as you are able to walk around it, it becomes a sculptural piece. On to the next thing...

UL stairs from UrbanLab Design on Vimeo.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Parts are set for a dynamic stair

Here you see the simple pieces for the stair project we are designing and fabricating for our office. Simple idea, but the execution will be even better. Plasma cut and bent treads/risers and a steel pipe.


stair comp

Monday, February 1, 2010


of a cool internal project we will be posting soon.