It’s been more than a year since we introduced you to how Raw applies design supply services to large projects, so we thought it’s time we give you a refresher of what’s been unfolding at the University Pretoria / Earthworld Architects’ Future Africa Institute project and more specifically our Stilts system.
Still, remember the first sneak-peak snapshots we sprinkled into your inbox? (Missed it? Don’t stress, see our first steps here.) A lot has happened since then! Where to begin?
Well… Not too long after the sneak peek we took Stilts™ out for a field trip, just to see what she’d look like outside her comfort zone. The feedback was immense, autographs were asked, cameras were flashing, we even had to calm the crowds down. Because you see… Even though she made a great first impression, this was only the start of the Stilts™ journey.
Fast forward to the present day. The Future Africa Institute construction is well underway and completion on the project is drawing ever closer. Soon after the construction dust settles, Africa’s next generation of scientists, researchers and bright minds will be working their magic from these new study headquarters.
Words from the client: Raw not only delivered on all the requirements of the brief but the resulting system turned out easy to install and super useful as well as quirky and elegant. Stilts has, to a large extent, defined the look and feel of the residential interiors on this project.
So you’ve watched the teaser video, above, right? Good, now let’s get you up to speed with the rest of the story.
In our last blog newsletter we gave a little taste of a current project for the University of Pretoria , which sparked the development of a brand new furniture range. (Didn’t read it? Find out more by clicking on this link: …).
The Stilts™ Range.
Is a new living- centred system that can adapt to our ever changing environments, be it at home or in the workspace. This range can easily be customized to suit not only your needs but also your wants.
It’s just too exciting to keep it to ourselves! So, we’re going to shed some light on the range as we go along.
These images are only the tip of the iceberg of what The Stilts™ can do. And to be honest, it’s kind of crazy how we just keep discovering new possibilities and solutions within this range. We’re starting to wonder if it even has limits…
Imagine an existing space where human, space and object are intertwined, where interaction is a core aspect of creating synergy between humans and their environment.
Well, stop imagining because this concept is already in the making at the Future Africa Institute, a campus for international students aimed at creating a holistic and interactive environment. Earthworld Architects’design addresses the often disconnectedness formed in the built environment by making the user an integral part of the context. The design is human centred, and creates a sense of belonging for the user.
Where does RAW fit into the picture you ask?
Earthworld Architects and the University of Pretoria, brought us on board to apply our unique furniture design to the new thinking that Future Africa Institute encompasses.
With such an exciting project, we didn’t hesitate to take on the challenge.
Staying true to modular systems, we’re approaching this range from a different perspective, and giving a fresh take on everyday furniture and spaces while pushing our core design ideas of considered simplicity, efficiency in production and of course… lovability. The range will be easy to assemble, install and move as it uses minimum permanent fixing.
RAW is ready to go all out with this range and explore all the possibilities on offer. Stay tuned for details early 2017. In the meantime, here are a few snapshots of what we’ve been up to for this project:
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