Directives is an original line of design-on-demand furniture available for sale online. The pieces integrate language and poetry into the everyday environment, emphasizing the idea of design as authorship. Each piece is created around a concise statement to serve as a personal, daily reminder. Included in the line is a stool ("rest"), a desk ("work"), a mirror ("reflect"), a bench ("share") and a clock ("gauge").
Directives exist only as digital files until ordered, and then are manufactured and shipped locally. They are flat packed and assembled from lasercut sheets by the user using only a mallet. The dark, burnt edges, a natural result of the laser cutting process, are showcased as a graphical element that frames the form. The hollow cutout of the letterforms allows light to shine through and cast a shadow of the word on a nearby surface.
View a video of the Directives assembly process.