Upcycle Design
CoFounder/Designer: Architecture, Exhibit Design, Design + Build, Furniture Design, Fabrication

The Gizmodo Gallery 2009 was organized and developed around the idea of modularity. The MOD method is a design-build organizational system developed to maximize the use of material and space. The furniture and display cases were constructed using only two materials: 4’x8′ sheets of domestic maple plywood and 5/8″ steel bars. By offsetting a grid on the plywood, we maximized the use of the material by using every piece stemming from the grid. These pieces create a pixilated gadget wall of display cases and a series of MOD furniture varying from DJ booths, small Lego bins and Gizmodo Crew desks. Upcycle Design has the ambition and goal to use material to its full potential. The MOD design is adaptable and adjustable–perfect for a gallery displaying small, medium, and large abstract pieces.