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Studio Gorm is a collaboration between John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong. Their approach to design involves revisiting tradition, introducing innovations from other cultures, and recontextualizing and repurposing elements of daily life. The resulting designs are familiar but different, smart without pretension, playful but thoughtfully made. The Kitchen of Terrestrial Mechanics (aka Flow), for example, is a compact kitchen system that involves clay pots for food storage, hanging dish racks, a recessed sink, and the pièce de résistance: a built-in worm composting bin.
Arndt and Jeong met while studying in the master's program at Design Academy Eindhoven. Their firm is now based in Eugene, Oregon, and they also teach product design at the University of Oregon. They have worked with the architecture office MVRDV, Studio Bertjan Pot, and Droog Design. Since their debut at the Milan International Furniture Fair in 2007 their work has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions around the world.
Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.
The Design and Craft Lecture Series is funded by the Wornick Endowment Fund.