The husband-and-wife team behind Seattle-based Object Creative believes regular activities do not need to be boring. Jonah and Mac Griffith’s philosophy is to deliver the extraordinary into regular living, and also to provide users of their products with a little bit of comedy. Object Creative’s designs certainly pay tribute to this perspective. Their goods are simple, lively, and decidedly distinct. Since Jonah has experience in houseware design and Mac’s experience is in environmental design and softgoods, each of their designs functions easily and easily.
Tea by Object Creative
The sleek lines of this über modern tea kettle were inspired by the smooth, aerodynamic shapes of marine transport. A blend of ceramic, wood, and stainless steel, this pot makes the simple act of warm water just a little more elegant.
Q: How did you get started in product design? What’s it about house design that inspires you?
A: We both grew up in DIY households, fixing up our own houses, and finally continuing to study industrial design at college. We have our very own fixer-upper where we enjoy spending time working on house projects — we are finding our inspiration in our very own house.
Address by Object Creative – $21
The bold style of these modern address numbers come from their ease. Keep them subtle and sophisticated in an oxidized iron, or add some pleasure to the front of your residence in a daring green or blue.
Q: What sort of changes do you see occurring in product design now?
A: We believe companies and consumers are beginning to realize every product has an effect, and product design is reacting by using substances in a real way. Today we see far more products showcasing craftsmanship at a level of mass production.
Modern, sleek, and subtle, this stepladder’s design is intended to be used away from the closet. Its daring construction of lacquered maple makes it a piece you automatically want to show off.
Q: Exactly what are you attempting to convey with your layouts?
A: There are many products that we live with and accept just as they are familiar. Our design work concentrates on reconsidering these everyday products in an attempt to discover something new.
Redoor by Object Creative
The Redoor is made from reclaimed and repurposed traditional house doors. Object Creative then uses a CNC router to reduce designs and patterns to these solid wood doorways, which are painted with a lacquered color.
Q: How has your work evolved since you started? How can you see it growing in the future?
A: Hopefully our layouts are smarter today. Among the exciting pieces of product design is not understanding what you’ll be working on in the future, but always knowing that there are more issues that will need to get solved.
Once you find the light that filters from the woven metal shade of the Galaxy Floor Lamp, the lamp’s name is reasonable. The lamp’s oxide metallic shade allows the light to flicker out in soft specks, mimicking the expression of the night sky.
Q: What are some of your favorite new design trends?
A: We adore people are designing smaller distances, and we love seeing all kinds of new DIY projects.
Q: What are some of the new favorite product lines?
A: Linus Bikes, and Le Creuset — old is new again!
Q: What designers (both past and present) are you inspired ?
A: In the past — Eva Zeisel, and Charles and Ray Eames. Currently — Marc Newson.