It’s been no secret that we have been working with the University of Pretoria on various projects over the past years. What you maybe do not know is that we don’t only supply furniture but exhibition walls as well.Back in 2017 Mathews and Associates Architects approached Raw Studios to develop an exhibition system for the exciting new Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria. The brief was music to our ears and a chance to challenge ourselves. In the end, we in collaboration with Journeyman Collective designed and manufactured a walling system, which is suitable for the exquisite Art Centre but also true to our values. Wallspace™ is a sleek and minimalistic modular wall that is easy to use, move, adapt and a simple solution for most exhibitions and even office spaces.The collaboration with Javett and the development of Wallspace™ left us feeling inspired, we mean, our white backdrop walls are being used to showcase some of South Africa’s most talented artists. The richness of the artworks’ colours contrasting with the white walls captures your imagination and takes you to a different world, outside of the busy Jacaranda City. The Javett Art Centre is a tranquil space and a perfect destination to add to your to-do list if you are staying at home this holiday. Get some peace of mind and enrich your holiday with some of the best of local art and culture.
We took our knowledge of furniture design, engineered materials and CNC manufacturing and applied it at a much larger scale to start creating our new range of furniture you can live in.
Crafting the container also led us into developing a modular timber structure and semi-permanent dwelling places. We will be giving you a glimpse into the places we’ve started to create at this years’ 100% Design.
Great workspace activation and project specific design and development work share the stage at 100% design this month.
We go all out at 100% Design each year and we’re back at it again. This year, from 8-12 August we will be showing some behind the scenes intel on what’s been going down at Raw Studios from project work to new product developments. We even have some crazy 360 degrees virtual walk throughs for fans to immerse themselves in.
So, are you ready to experience Raw-life on a new level? Then leave those dated trade show ideas at home and visit us at stand B36 with an open mind, a virtually open mind as you immerse yourself in our world.
While Stilts (haven’t read about this system? Catch up here…) has been evolving through its various development phases, another design supply product has been running parallel on quite a different track.
Peter Matthews from MAAA approached us at Raw Studios to develop a system for a new project also headed by the University of Pretoria namely the Javett UP Art Centre. They needed an exhibition and museum walling system for the vast gallery spaces. One that is modular (music to our ears), cost effective (of course), simple (keep going) and easy to install (at this point we are jumping up and down. This project is right up our alley)
The result: Meet WallSpace™ a multifunctional walling system that adapts and provides the backdrop for stories, spaces and artwork to come alive.
Besides meeting the brief requirements, we took the design a step further and now the WallSpace™ system is providing promising avenues to solve issues for sparse open plan spaces.
We are drooling over this expanding list of capabilities:
1. Lightweight ✓
2. Freestanding ✓
3. Multifunctional ✓
4. Acoustic capabilities ✓
5. Screening ✓
The system is still in its infancy but has already revealed countless opportunities within the workplace too. Curious? Yep us too! Keep your eyes on the look out for the continued development of the new WallSpace™ system and be ready for some mind-blowing possibilities.
For three months now we have been engaged in developing what we believe are products that will help activate and energise workplaces and specifically help teams to do their thing effectively.
Essentially a standing meeting, brainstorming or simply a connecting point. Here you can plug in (and charge) your devices and have a formal or informal meeting, a quick brainstorm or a full-on work session. Equipped with a monitor arm, a light and even a place for greenery and stationary, you would be hard pressed to find it wanting any respect.
A multi functional, mobile and very flexible station where teams come alive. Hub can be moved around and deployed wherever great team work happens. It carries chairs and tables on its back and is loaded with collaboration infusing features such as a magnetic whiteboard, a monitor and charging ports. Hub has got your back… and your front.
If it’s quiet contemplation, focused work or a core team meeting that you need, this quirky space has been re-designed to give more options in use and is now easier to open up to the world out there or close up to forget about the world out there.
The Epik workstation is well known for its comfort, affordability and natural materials and it remains to fulfil a vital role in the office of the future. Here is where focused work and research happens, where individuals can shine. Where insights are transformed into solutions.