PROFILE

Mike & Maaike is a progressive industrial design studio led by Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers.

Formed as a design laboratory, the San Francisco studio works both independently and with clients to create new opportunities through products, technology, furniture, environments, packaging and transportation.

Maaike Evers is Dutch, Mike Simonian, Californian. These distinct backgrounds inform a diverse body of work marked by experimentation, substance and strong conceptual narratives.

Recent collaborations include: Google, Belkin, Haworth, Xbox, Incase, Blankblank, Council, Coalesse, Incase, Dupont, Steelcase, Fritz Hansen, Ironkey, and the City of San Francisco.

CONTACT

CONTACT

Email:
info@mikeandmaaike.com

Phone:
+1 (415) 971 1920

Site design - Manual
Development - gingerbeardman

MAGAZINES AND BOOKS

“San Francisco Chronicle” May 29, 2011 p.N7
“Design, Korea” June, 2011 p.122-127
“The Sydney Morning Herald” May 6, 2011 p.6
“Dutch Design Yearbook. Milan Design Week” April 2011 p.26.
“Metropolis” Mar 2011 p.65-73, 114.
“Intersection” Issue 17 “Man in Motion” p 22-29
“Biennale Internationale Design” Dec 2010 Saint-Etienne p.83
“21 European and American Design Teams with Global Operation” 2010 Taiwanese Design Center p.44-49
“Interior Design” Nov 2010 p.66
“IDN International Designers Network” 2010 “The Wayfinders” p.42
“Zink” Oct. 2010 p.14
“The Infamous Chair” 2010 Arnd Friedrichs and Kerstin Finger. Gestalten p.66-69
“Wallpaper” Oct 2010 p.222.
“Dwell” Oct 2010 p.40.
Intramuros, Sept/Oct 2010
“Metropolis” Sept 2010 p.76, 77.
“Manhattan” Sept 2010
“Innovation” Fall 2010, p. 204
“Lufthansa” Exclusive Sept 2010 p.20.
“Dwell 2010 Buyers’ Guide” cover.
“Accesorios de Madera” Linea Editorial Aug 2010 p.59, 85, 195.
“DAMn Magazine, Belgium” Aug 2010 p.112.
“Surface” July/Aug 2010 Cover Story “Road Map to Tomorrow” Tim McKeough p.40-45.
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“Vimadeco” Greece, Aug 2010 p.38.
“California Home + Design” July/Aug 2010 p. 60.
“Living etc” India July 2010 p.19.
“About:Blank” July 2010 “Plaisirs de Vivre” June/ July 2010 p.79.
“SPUR Urbanist” “Designing the City June 2010 p. 5-6.
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“Metropolis” May 2010 p.105.
“View2” May 2010 p.216.
“Dwell” Mar 2010, p. 83.
“IQD” Italy Mar 2010, cover, p. 94-98
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“Omega Lifetime” Jan 2010, p. 0:10
“Dwell” Jan 2010, p. 28, 42-44.
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“DIF” Portugal Dec 2009, p. 6, 10
“Magaz Design” Egypt Oct/Nov 2009 p.34-35.
“Lufthansa” Exclusive Oct 2009. Inspirations Mobilitat p.44-45.
“Automotive” Italy Oct 2009. cover, p.1-4.
“Interior Design” Fall Tabloid Oct 2009.
“AWM” The Netherlands Oct 2009. p.53.
“Vimadeco” Greece Oct 2009. p.19.
“Vision” Oct 2009. Eco-Friendly Technologies in the Coming Auto World. p.172-173.
“Design Play” Sept 2009 Viction:ary p.6, 42-43.
“Domus” Sept 2009 Sustainable Mobility. p.126-127.
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“Metropolis” Sept 2009 p.68-69.
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“House Traders” Aug/Sept, 2009 p.76-77.
“Marie Claire, Arabia” Aug, 2009
“Der Spiegel, Germany” July 7, 2009 p.109
“I.D. Magazine” July/Aug 2009 p.41.
“California Home + Design” July/Aug 2009 p.96
“Architectenweb” July 2009 p.53.
“7X7” Best of the Bay June 2009 p.71.
“Time Magazine Style & Design” May 2009 p.27.
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“Elle Decor UK” April 2009
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“Ambijenti, Belgrade” April 2009 p.124-127.
“Elle” April 2009 p.112.
“Domus” Feb 2009 p.90-91.
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“New Talents, State of the Arts” Maier-Aichen, Hansjerg. Avedition GmbH Feb. 2009
“Tangible, High Touch Visuals”, Jan 2009 R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, M. Huebner. Gestalten
“IW” Jan 2009 p.151.
“Manufractured”, 2008 Steven Skov Hol and Mara Holt Skov. p.139. Chronicle Books
“Artravel” France, Dec 2008, p.048-049
“Biennale Internationale Design Saint Etienne” Nov 2008, p.67
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“Glamour” Germany, Aug 2008, p.88
“Fully Booked Cover Art and Design for Books”, 2008 R.Klanten, M. Hubner p.123
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“De Ingenieur”, July 2008, p.50-51
“Envy”, July 2008, p.14
“The Future Laboratory” Aug 2008
“I.D. Magazine” July/Aug 2008
“Domus” Mar 2008 p.102-105.
“Azure” Mar/April 2008 p.58.
“Los Angeles Times” Home and Garden Feb 28 2008
“Wallpaper Design Awards Issue 2008” Feb 2008 p.89.
“San Francisco” Jan 2008 p.52.
“Blueprint Asia” Dec 2007 p.13.
“Surface” Nov 2007 p.091-092.
“Play Vanilla” Nov 2007 p.54.
“I.D. Magazine” Nov/Dec 2007 p.112.
“Surface” Oct 2007, cover, p.026, 155.
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“Padfinderissue #1” Oct 2007 p.78.
“Metropolis” Oct 2007
“IdN International designers Network” vol. 14 #04 2007 p.11
“Interior Design” Sept 2007 p.72.
“Paris Match” Fall 2007, p.146.
“Riviera Interiors” Fall/Winter 2007, p.86.
“I.D. Magazine” Sept/Oct 2007
“Dwell” Oct 2007, p.128
“House traders” Sept 2007, p.54-55
“Ottagono” July/Aug 2007, p.18
“Interior Design” July 2007, p.41
“I.D. Magazine” July/Aug 2007 cover, p.150, 151, 163
“San Francisco Chronicle” June 2 2007 cover, p. f1, f8
“7 X 7”“best of home + design” June 2007, p.114
“Haaretz” June 2007 p.80
“Good” April 2007
“Ottagono” April 2007 p.32
“Dwell” April 2007 p.50
“Experimenta” Issue 57 2007 p.183
“I.D. Magazine” March/April 2007 p.48
“Wohnrevue” Portrat: Mike and Maaike March 2007 p.98-100
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“Vesch” Magazine March 2007 p.14
“Haaretz” March 2007 p.81
“Salon” Magazine Ukraine March 2007 p.51
“Stilus” Feb 2007 p.74
“Queensland Homes”, Autumn 2007 p.25
“Plastics 2 (Materials for Inspirational Design)”, 2006 Chris Lefteri
“Cool Hunting”, 2006, Dave Evans
“Experimenta”, March 2006, p. 153
“De Ingenieur”, Feb 2006, p.40-43
“c’est la vie” no. 5, Nov 2005, p.79-80
“New Directions in Jewellery”, 2005 Jivian Astfalck, Caroline Broadhead and Paul Derrez, pgs. 74-75
“7 X 7 Magazine”, “Deck the Walls” Nov, 2005, p.135
“Shtab-kvartira Magazine” 2005 p.016
“Breathe” Sept/Oct 2005 p.42
“Innovation” Summer 2005 p.64
“Metropolis” June 2005 p.54
“California Design 05”, 2005 pasadena Museum of California Art.
“Engineering” Feb 2005 p.61
“Abitare” April 2004 p.231
“7 X 7 Magazine” feature “Who’s Hot and What’s New in SF” April, 2004 p.23
“San Francisco Chronicle feature “Eclectica” Jan 1, 2003
“Axis” Nov/Dec 2002
“Designing the 21st Century” 2001
edited by Charlotte and Pieter Fiel, p.304- p.309
“Workspheres” 2001Museum of Modern Art, New York. Paola Antonelli and Joanne Greenspun, p.154
“Innovation” Fall 2001 p.222
“City AZ” The Design Issue, Mar/Apr 2001 p.18
“Spin” Nov, 2000 p.90
“Wired” Fetish section, Feb, 2000 p.64
“Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design”, 1995 Paola Antonelli
“Design Culture Now”, 2000 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum,
Smithsonian Institution. Donald Albrecht, Ellen Lupton, Steven Skov Holt, p.47

AWARDS

2014 - Fast Company Most Creative People in Business 1000
2014 - Architizer A+ Award - Products + Work
2014 - SunCon 2014 Best in Show for Product Design
2013 - Interior Design Best of the Year Award
2012 - Mike & Maaike named on Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business
2011 - CES Best of Innovations Award for Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology
2010 - IDSA/ Fast Company IDEA Silver Award in Transportation Design
2010 - Michelin Design Challenge Award
2009 - Finalist- Condé Nast Innovation and Design Awards in association with Marriott Hotels and Resorts
2009 - Time Magazine Green Design 100
2009 - ID Magazine Annual Design Review Award
2008 - Time Magazine Top 5 Gadgets of 2008
2008 - ID Magazine Annual Design Review Award (2)
2008 - Wallpaper Magazine Design Award- Best Armchair
2007 - ID Magazine Annual Design Review Award
2006 - ID Magazine Annual Design Review Design Distinction Award
2004 - ID Magazine Annual Design Review Award (2)
2004 - IDSA Silver Award
2003 - ID Magazine Annual Design Review Best of Category Award
2003 - ID Magazine Annual Design Review Award
2003 - IDSA Silver Award
2003 - Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award
2003 - Industrial Form Award, Hanover Germany
2002 - winner, Plutonium Memorial Design Competition
2002 - ID Magazine Annual Design Review Award
2002 - Print Magazine Design Excellence Award
2001 - IDSA Silver Award
2001 - ID Magazine Annual Design Review Design Distinction Award
2001 - Industrial Form Award, Hanover Germany
2000 - ID Magazine Annual Design Review Design Distinction Award

EXHIBITIONS

Aug 15, 2014: Haworth “Be Inspired” event featuring Windowseat Lounge. 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco.
Feb 21- May 19, 2013: The Next Wave: Industrial Design Innovation in the 21st Century. Washington D.C. Presented by Apartment Zero and Artisphere. Curated by Douglas Burton.
Oct 12, 2012: Mike & Maaike speak at Design by Fire Conference on Interaction design, Consulate General of The Netherlands, San Francisco.
Sep 13-14, 2012: Juxtaposed:Power and Veer Mobile on exhibit at The NWBLK Opening, San Francisco.
Aug 18, 2012: Mike & Maaike keynote speakers at 2012 IDSA International Conference, Boston, Mass. “The Future is Real”
Jan 23-Mar 16, 2012: Need and Desire exhibition, UC Davis Design Museum. A retrospective curated by Rob Zinn, founder of blankblank, Davis, California.
Jan 18, 2012: Mike Simonian lecture at Rice University, Houston, Texas.
Dec 6, 2011: SFMOMA A + D Forum. Mike Simonian & Derek Chen talk at Council, San Francisco.
Sept 29, 2011: Mike & Maaike’s designs for Council featured as part of Propeller installation during GOOD Design SF. Swissnex, San Francisco.
Sept 7, 2011: For IDEO.org launch, Tim Brown moderates a panel with designers Maaike Evers from Mike & Maaike, Rob Forbes from PUBLIC, and Maria Giudice from Hot Studio.
July 17, 2011: Plywood for Good. Mike and Maaike contribute a custom-designed skateboard deck to be sold at auction at this event to benefit earthquake aid relief efforts in Japan.
June 4, 2011: Swarm screens featured in SFMOMA “Living Room” event to celebrate the Steins Collect exhibition.
May 15, 2011: Dwell and BMWi present “InMotion: Live, Drive, Innovate” featuring Maaike Evers in conversation with Benoit Jacob, Head of Design BMW i, Mitchell Joachim of Planetary ONE & Terreform ONE, and Sam Grawe, Editor-in-Chief Dwell Media.
May 7, 2011: Mike & Maaike speak at “Social Impact” - IDSA Western District conference. Mar 10-Jun 12, 2011: The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft. Milwaukee Art Museum. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
April 6, 2011: Maaike Lecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Nov 20-Dec 5, 2010: Biennale Internationale Design, Saint Etienne, France.
Nov 16, 2010: A New New Amsterdam: Dwell Conversation with Sam Grawe, Maaike Evers, Alissia Melka-Teichroew and Jan Habraken. Consulate General of the Netherlands, San Francisco.
Nov 4, 2010: Mike and Maaike Lecture at AKQA offsite event.
Oct 21, 2010: Mike and Maaike talk at SFMOMA. Moderated by Eric Heiman
May 29-Feb 6, 2010: The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft. Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts.
May 15-Jun 11, 2010: Cite Goes America Exhibition. Curated by Alissia Melka-Teichroew and Jan Habraken. CITE showroom, New York City.
May 15-18, 2010: Mike and Maaike Swarm installation at The International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York City.
Mar 11, 2010: Jewelry Designers/Jewelry Makers: Who’s Making It? San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design Speaker Series Event.
Dec 1, 2009: Bloomberg Cars and Fuels Briefing, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles: Mike and Maaike speak at the Cars and Fuels Briefing, presented by Bloomberg.
Nov 12, 2009: Smart Salon, Energy & The City, Presented by Wired Magazine, IBM and Mercedes Benz., Crosby Street Hotel, New York City.: Mike Simonian speaking about the future of transportation.
Nov 12, 2009: AIGA Fall Gala 2009: “HUNG UP”: Mike and Maaike contribute two custom-designed skateboard decks to be sold at auction at this AIGA event.
Oct 20, 2009: Mike and Maaike speak at San Jose State University School of Art & Design.
Sept 29, 2009: Mike and Maaike present a proposal for Broadway Street in San Francisco for GOOD Design SF as part of AIA SF’s month-long Architecture and the City festival.
Sept 25, 2009: IDSA International Conference Miami: Mike and Maaike speak about their design approach and recent projects.
Aug 20, 2009: Mindshare Los Angeles, Mike and Maaike on The End of Driving.
Jun 26, 2009: Dwell on Design, Los Angeles. Mike and Maaike on the future of cars in Conversation with Sam Grawe, editor of Dwell.
Jun 25-Aug 21, 2009: Material ConneXion exhibition of winners from I.D. Magazine’s 2009 Annual Design Review. New York, NY.
Jun 25-27, 2009: DesignBoom Kitchen Ecology: Recipes for Good Design at Dwell on Design, Los Angeles.
Jun 18, 2009: IDSA Studio Explorations - Mike and Maaike Studio, San Francisco.
May 30, 2009: Maker Faire, San Mateo. Mike and Maaike on the future of cars.
Jan 21, 2009: SFMOMA Architecture and Design Forum, San Francisco.
Nov 15-30, 2008: Biennale Internationale Design, Saint Etienne, France.
Oct 17-26, 2008: Solutions for the Ordinary-Extraordinary- DESIGN at Work. Kortrijk, Belgium.
Apr 21-May 10, 2008: Swell Future Friendly Design exhibit:”30 Days of Sustainability” HSBC building, Vancouver, BC.
Apr 16-21, 2008: Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Council 2008 Optimism Collection, Milan, Italy.
Mar 27, 2008- blankblank “The Working Prototype” DWR, San Francisco.
Jan 18- Apr 27, 2008- New West Coast Design: Contemporary Objects. San Francisco.
Aug 19- Sept 30, 2007- California Design Biennial, Pasadena Museum of California Art.
Nov 13, 2007- Mike and Maaike present at PechaKucha Vol. 19., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. San Francisco.
Oct 6- Nov 17, 2007- Anti-War Medals Gallery I/O. New Orleans.
Aug 5-9, 2007- Windowseat Lounge featured at the Siggraph Art Gallery. San Diego.
May 19-22, 2007- Mike and Maaike “Recent Experiments” exhibit at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. New York City.
Jan 24- Mar 4, 2007- Virtual / Tangible v2.0. An Exhibition of Digital Works by Jewelers and Meta-Smiths. Velvet Da Vinci. San Francisco.
Jan 31, 2006- Mike and Maaike Spring Lecture Series at the University of Houston.
Jan 25, 2006- Mike and Maaike present at PechaKucha Night-San Francisco.
June, 2005 - California Design Biennial. Pasadena Museum of California Art.
Oct 15-16, 2004 - lecture Thought at Work Conference. Rochester, NY.
May, 2004 - Anti-War Medals at Electrum Gallery. London.
Jan 1-March 21, 2004 - Thomas Heatherwick- Conran Foundation Collection”, Design Museum, London.
Nov, 2003 - The Needs Trilogy: ACT III - HEALING. A benefit for Habitat for Humanity. San Francisco.
Nov, 2003 - Core77 Hytrel Exhibit. Los Angeles.
Nov 1-30, 2003 - Anti-War Medals Show. Velvet Da Vinci. San Francisco.
May 31, 2003 - Inspiration Perspiration. Sony Metreon. San Francisco.
May 17, 2003 - Coroflot Canary in a Coalmine Exhibition. New York City.
May 17, 2003 - The Needs Trilogy: ACT II - SHELTER. A benefit for Habitat for Humanity. San Francisco.
April 12, 2002 - Designboom/Sotheby’s Rocking Chair Exhibition. Milan, Italy.
April, 2002 - Working 5-9: lecture IDSA MidEast Design Conference at COSI, Columbus, Ohio.
March 14-17, 2002 - Plutonium Memorial Design Exhibition. Mars Gallery, Chicago.
February 3-May 26, 2002 - Mood River Exhibition. Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus, Ohio.
Sep 1-30, 2001 - Velvet Da Vinci Rock Paper Scissors show.

PRESS INFO

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Mike & Maaike is a progressive industrial design studio led by Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers. We create new opportunities through products, technology, furniture, environments, packaging and transportation.

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NEWS

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Dec 10, 2013:
Video: Mike and Maaike spend some time with Design-Milk talking about design approach and the Windowseat for Haworth. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Dec 7, 2013:
Windowseat wins Interior Design’s 2013 Best of Year award for Residential/ Lounge seating. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Oct 31, 2013:
Nexus 5 Introduced click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

June 10, 2013:
Windowseat for Haworth Collection introduced at NeoCon 2013. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 1, 2013:
Mike juries the IDEA2013 International Design Excellence Awards. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Oct 30, 2012:
Incase EO Luggage Collection introduced. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Oct 12, 2012:
Mike & Maaike are speaking at the sixth Design by Fire Conference on Interaction Design at the Consulate General of the Netherlands, San Francisco. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Aug 18, 2012:
Mike & Maaike keynote speakers at 2012 IDSA International Conference, Boston, Mass. “The Future is Real”. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 16, 2012:
Mike and Maaike named on Fast Company’s list of 100 Most Creative People in Business 2012. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Jan 23-March 16, 2012:
Need and Desire exhibition, UC Davis Design Museum. A retrospective curated by Rob Zinn, founder of blankblank click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Jan 18, 2012:
Mike Simonian lecture at Rice University, Houston. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Dec 6, 2011:
SFMOMA A + D Forum. Mike Simonian & Derek Chen talk at Council, San Francisco. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Sept 7, 2011:
For IDEO.org launch, Tim Brown moderates a panel with designers Maaike Evers from Mike & Maaike, Rob Forbes from PUBLIC, and Maria Giudice from Hot Studio. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

July 17, 2011:
Plywood for Good. Mike and Maaike contribute a custom-designed skateboard deck to be sold at auction at this event to benefit earthquake aid relief efforts in Japan. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

June 4, 2011:
Swarm screens are featured in SFMOMA “Living Room” event to celebrate the “Steins Collect” exhibition. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 15, 2011:
Maaike Evers Speaking at “InMotion: Live, Drive, Innovate” in conversation with Benoit Jacob, Head of Design BMW i, Mitchell Joachim of Planetary ONE & Terreform ONE, and Sam Grawe, Editor-in-Chief Dwell Media.
Sunday, May 15, 2011, 6:15-9:30PM La Venue, 608 W 28th St, New York City By invitation. Please RSVP: http://www.dwell.com/events/BMWi-NY.html –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 10, 2011:
Divis Bench introduced. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

April 6, 2011:
Maaike juries the IDEA2011 International Design Excellence Awards. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Feb10, 2011:
ATNMBL wins Michelin Design Challenge Award. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Nov 20- Dec 5, 2010:
Some of our recent projects will be on exhibit at the Biennale Internationale Design in Saint Etienne, France. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Nov 16, 2010:
As part of Dutch Design Week, Maaike Evers joins Sam Grawe, Alissia Melka-Teichroew and Jan Habraken in a discussion of what it means to be a Dutch designer working in the United States. Consulate General of the Netherlands, San Francisco. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Oct 21, 2010:
Mike and Maaike presentation and discussion at SFMOMA. Moderated by Eric Heiman –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

July 1, 2010:
Mike Simonian joins Mitchell Joachim and Yves Behar in a discussion of the future of urban transportation in Surface Magazine’s July/Aug cover story “Road Map To Tomorrow,” Interview by Tim McKeough. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

June 22, 2010:
ATNMBL wins IDEA SILVER Award in Transportation Design from IDSA/ Fast Company. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 15-18, 2010:
ICFF, New York: Mike and Maaike create an installation of “Swarm”, designed for Council at the ICFF Theater in the Javitz Center during the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York City. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 15-June 11, 2010:
Cite Goes America Exhibit - During ICFF 2010. Curated by Alissia Melka-Teichroew and Jan Habraken. A collection of pieces designed by Mike and Maaike are included in the exhibition, including SWARM screens, DIVIS table, JUXTAPOSED: POWER bookshelf, BIAS candleholder and STOLEN JEWELS. On exhibit at the CITE showroom, 131 Greene St,. New York, NY. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 13, 2010:
BIAS candleholders for Phase will debut on May 13 at PROPERTY: 10 YEARS OF IMPORTANT DESIGN. 14 Wooster St., New York, NY. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 11, 2010:
Mike and Maaike introduce the SWARM screen for Council. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 11, 2010:
Mike and Maaike introduce BIAS candleholder for Phase, part of the Illuminate series. Designers include CKR Architects, Khodi Feiz, and Arik Levy. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 11, 2010:
Mike and Maaike introduce Wayfinder, a series of functional wallpaper designed for Rollout, Canada. On display at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York City. ROLLOUT - Booth 1153. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Mar 11, 2010:
San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design Speaker Series. Mike and Maaike participate in a discussion with jewelry makers and designers. Larkspur Hotel Union Square, San Francisco. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Feb 25 2010:
Mike Simonian winter lecture at the University of Oregon. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Feb 18, 2010:
Juxtaposed: POWER introduced: We are happy to announce the second in the Juxtaposed series of curated bookshelves. Juxtaposed: Power is produced in a limited edition of 50 by blankblank. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Jan 1, 2010:
Maaike Evers joins the Board of Directors for the Center for Architecture and Design, San Francisco. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Dec 1, 2009:
Bloomberg Cars and Fuels Briefing, Los Angeles: Mike and Maaike will be speaking at the Cars and Fuels Briefing, presented by Bloomberg. The lineup includes representatives from Fisker, Nissan, Honda, GM, Aerovironment, NRDC, Tesla, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Toyota, BMW and more. The event will take place at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Nov 15, 2009:
Feature article in Dwell: “Joy Ride” A nicely written article in the December issue of Dwell about the ATNMBL. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Nov 12, 2009:
Smart Salon, Energy & The City, New York: Mike Simonian will be speaking at the Smart Salon, presented by Urban Age and sponsored by Wired, IBM, and Mercedes-Benz. Crosby Street Hotel, New York City. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Nov 12, 2009:
AIGA Fall Gala 2009: “HUNG UP”: Mike and Maaike will contribute two custom-designed skateboard decks to be sold at auction at this AIGA event. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Oct 23, 2009:
Dwell Video Interview: Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers sit down with Dwell’s Editor-in-Chief, Sam Grawe, to talk about their thoughts on the future of transportation. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Oct 20, 2009:
Mike and Maaike speak at San Jose State University School of Art & Design.
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Sept 29, 2009:
Mike and Maaike present their proposal for Broadway Street in San Francisco for GOOD Design SF as part of AIA SF’s month-long Architecture and the City festival. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Sept 26, 2009:
Juxtaposed: Religion Auction: The last remaining examples of Mike and Maaike’s limited edition Juxtaposed:Religion bookshelf (Reserved numbers 1/50, 2/50 and 3/50) were sold at auction by blankblank. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Sept 25, 2009:
IDSA International Conference Miami: Mike and Maaike speaking from 10:45-11:45 AM at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Aug 20, 2009:
Mike and Maaike speak at Mindshare in Los Angeles. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

July 8, 2009:
Mike and Maaike introduce ATNMBL. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

June 27, 2009:
Dwell on Design Conference L.A. Convention center: We will speak about our new exploration into the future of the automobile. In conversation with Sam Grawe, editor of Dwell. Saturday June 27 at 1:30. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

June 19, 2009:
Mike and Maaike Studio Exploration sponsored by IDSA. A discussion of our design approach and the debut of a new project. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 30, 2009:
Mike and Maaike speak at Maker Faire. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 16, 2009:
Council wins ICFF 2009 Editor’s Award for Best Furniture. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 6, 2009:
Mike and Maaike introduce the DIVIS table for Council. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

April 23, 2009:
G1 sales surpass 1 million. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Feb 5, 2009:
Juxtaposed: Religion featured in the book “New Talents” by Hansjerg Maier-Aichen. published by Avedition GmbH. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Jan 25, 2009:
Stolen Jewels featured in the book “Tangible” by R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, M. Huebner. published by Gestalten. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Jan 21, 2009:
Mike and Maaike speak about their approach to design at the SFMOMA A+D Forum. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Dec, 2008:
Empty Cushions featured in the book “Manufractured” by Steven Skov Holt and Mara Holt Skov. published by Chronicle Books. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Nov 15-30, 2008:
Some of our recent experiments will be on exhibit at the Biennale Internationale Design in Saint Etienne, France. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Oct 22, 2008:
Mike and Maaike collaborated with Google to design the G1 phone. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Aug 9, 2008:
Mike and Maaike introduce Pieke. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

July 28, 2008:
Juxtaposed: religion featured in “Fully Booked” published by Gestalten. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

July 1, 2008:
Angelina Jolie talks about Juxtaposed: Religion in Vanity Fair. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

June 25, 2008:
Mute Chair and Windowseat Lounge receive ID Magazine Annual Design Review Awards. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 28, 2008:
Baja BBQ Firepack introduced. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Apr 21-May 10, 2008:
Juxtaposed: religion featured in the Swell Future Friendly Design exhibit: “30 Days of Sustainability” HSBC building, Vancouver, BC. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Apr 16-21, 2008:
Mute Chair will debut in Milan as part of Council’s 2008 Optimism collection. Opening reception: Apr 17 from 7-11pm at the 2008 Fuori Salone. 43 Via Savona. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Mar 27, 2008:
Juxtaposed: religion featured in blankblank exhibition: “The Working Prototype” at Design Within Reach, San Francisco, California. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Feb 1, 2008:
Wallpaper Magazine names Mute Chair “best armchair” in 2008 Design Awards. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Jan 18, 2008:
Windowseat Lounge on exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design’s New West Coast Design: Contemporary Objects Exhibition. San Francisco. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Nov 13, 2007:
Mike and Maaike present at PechaKucha Night-SF. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Oct 18, 2007:
Mike and Maaike Open Studio reception during idsa 2007 conference click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Sept 1, 2007:
Windowseat Lounge featured on cover of Surface Magazine. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Aug 19-Sept 30, 2007:
Windowseat Lounge, Stolen Jewels and Laptop at Home products exhibited at the California Design Biennial, Pasadena Museum of California Art. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Aug 5-9, 2007:
Mike and Maaike Artists in Residence at the Guerilla Studio at Siggraph in San Diego, California. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

July 12-27, 2007:
Juxtaposed: religion featured in blankblank exhibition: “The Working Prototype” at Design Within Reach, Sacramento, California. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 19-22, 2007:
Mike and Maaike Recent Experiments exhibit at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 19, 2007:
Council introduces the Mute Chair at ICFF. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Jan 24, 2007:
Mike and Maaike introduce The Stolen Jewels Collection at the Virtual / Tangible v2.0 exhibition, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Jan 8, 2007:
Belkin Laptop at Home accessories introduced. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Dec 6, 2006:
Juxtaposed: Religion curated bookshelf introduced. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Jul 6, 2006:
Windowseat Lounge featured in the book “Cool Hunting” by Dave Evans. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

May 1, 2006:
Empty cushions featured in the book “Plastics 2 (Materials for Inspirational Design)” by Chris Lefteri. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Mar 3, 2006:
Mike and Maaike introduce Thijs. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Jan 31, 2006:
Mike and Maaike Spring Lecture Series at the University of Houston. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Jan 25, 2006:
Mike and Maaike present at PechaKucha Night-SF. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Nov 22, 2005:
XBOX 360 released. XBOX 360 console and controller designed by Mike Simonian in collaboration with Astro Studios. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Sept 21, 2005:
Shurtape, Anti-War medal, and RPS rings featured in “New Directions in Jewellery” by Jivian Astfalck, Caroline Broadhead and Paul Derrez, pgs. 74-75. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Sept 7, 2005:
Windowseat Lounge introduced. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Sept 7, 2005:
Veer Mobile introduced. click > –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

OPPORTUNITIES

We partner with progressive people and companies that are leaders in their field, including Architects, Photographers, UI designers, Animators, Sewing professionals, Prototypers and makers.

Industrial Design internships: To apply, please send a portfolio and resume to info@mikeandmaaike.com 10MB limit PDF preferred

Please understand that we are unable to respond to all inquiries. If there is an opportunity, we will contact you with details. Thank you!

SWARM

Swarm is a room divider that offers great flexibility in density and scale enabling the creation of light-filled, intimate spaces within open environments. The self-standing units blend together when arranged in groups.

The term Swarm describes an aggregation of animals (insects, fish, birds and microorganisms) of similar size and body orientation, generally cruising in the same direction. The Swarm space divider displays a similar behavior, softening spaces, fading in and out, creating texture and motion.

Manufactured and sold by Council Inc. www.councildesign.com

INCASE EO COLLECTION

Designed in collaboration with Incase, the EO collection provides technology-optimised luggage to a new generation of travelers who mix business, pleasure & inspiration. Each piece is optimised for protection, packing, and airport security.

Manufactured and sold by Incase. www.goincase.com

WAYFINDER WALLPAPER

Wayfinder is a series of wallpaper designed to serve a functional purpose within the context of architecture. Wallpaper is typically decorative. Symbols are typically functional. The combination of the two creates new possibilities for architects, interior designers and space planners.

Manufactured and sold by Rollout. www.rollout.ca

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ATNMBL

ATNMBL is a concept vehicle for 2040 that represents the end of driving and an alternative approach to car design.

ATNMBL is short for Autonomobile, a title that merges Autonomy with the Automobile. Upon entering ATNMBL, you are presented with a simple question: “Where can I take you?” There is no steering wheel, brake pedal or driver’s seat. ATNMBL drives for you. Electric powered plus solar assist, with wrap-around seating for seven, ATNMBL offers living and/or working comfort, views, conversations, entertainment, and social connectedness.

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Performance redefined

Most cars can go 120 mph yet they are mostly used at moderate speeds and sitting in traffic. It’s time to look at performance in a new way. Dismissing the need for extreme MPH and acceleration as irrelevant, ATNMBL proposes a new standard of performance: one of time-saving, quality of life, and increased exploration. Freed from the monotony of driving, we can enjoy quality time while in transit: socializing, gaming, movies, business, videocalls, web surfing, sleeping or discovering new places with powerful voice controlled search and navigation.

An alternative approach to car design

Speed has been the driving factor for car design, styling, and engineering for a century. ATNMBL is designed from the inside out with elements influenced by architecture and domestic interior spaces without reference to automobiles of the past. The vehicle’s mechanical components are densely packed and simplified, providing dramatically more interior space in a vehicle that is shorter than most cars on the road today. Electric motors in each wheel provide all-wheel drive. Electric power is stored underneath the seating and floor with additional power provided by solar panels on the roof. Within a gridded pattern on the front and rear is an array of headlights, tail lights and sensors.

Enjoying the ride

Passengers enter ATNMBL from the curb side through an electric glass sliding door into a standing-height entryway. Inside, the seating arrangement is a direct reference to the familiar living-room setting of a couch, side chair and low table. Riders are oriented towards each other and to the view outside through the large floor-to-ceiling windows on both sides. Centrally oriented is a large flat display that features live trip information, maps, and entertainment. The display can slide up to reveal a bar behind. A new and comprehensive sense of control is introduced through voice recognition and a touch screen remote control (or one’s personal phone), offering riders a wide range of trip planning, ride sharing and performance settings that can be very detailed for those who want elaborate control or extremely simple for those who would rather just relax and enjoy the ride.

From driving to riding

Driverless cars, once a fantasy requiring new roads and infrastructure, are now technologically possible. GPS, sophisticated sensors, and navigation databases will allow driverless vehicles to operate on the same roads we have today. It’s inevitable that technology will eventually allow cars to outperform their former drivers. This will drastically reduce the fatality rate and provide new experiences that will enrich our lives.

Just imagine the potential in efficiency, time management and social networks and the breakdown of age and disability discrimination.

– we will save hours each day by reclaiming our commute time
– accessibility for the young, the elderly and the disabled (no drivers licenses)
– no searching for parking (it will drop us off and park itself)
– our cars can work for us (think autonomous grocery pickups, deliveries and car maintenance)
– our cars can make money for us (ride share and car share).
– there will be less congestion with increased carpooling and car sharing
– and most importantly, far fewer fatalities and there will always be a designated driver.

Personal transportation meets online social networking

Existing ideas of private ownership will evolve. As organizations like Zip Car or GoLoco adapt to driverless cars, people will share/ rent cars regularly, an option that will prove irresistible when cars drive themselves to your location for pickup with just a phone-call. On a typical morning commute, for instance, once your ATNMBL has taken you to work, it can continue taking other people within your social network to work, thus making you money, rather than sitting idly in a parking lot. Groups of vehicles can travel in and out of swarms, each vehicle communicating with each other, with the traffic lights, with manually driven vehicles and with the infrastructure as a whole. They can group closely together to behave like a train, like a bus, or like individual cars, reaping the benefits of each of these modes, and solving the “last mile problem”.

Summary of features

– fully electric powered plus solar assist
– driverless navigation via GPS, Lidar, radar, accelerometers
– wrap-around seating for 7
– voice recognition and remote for real-time control/ input
– large display for info, searches, browsing, communication
– open-source software with downloadable apps for carpool and car-share through social networking, pre-loaded trips, city tours, virtual drivers, etc.
– live trip info on mini display
– electric door, standing height entryway
– electronically tinted windows
– all wheel drive with motors in each wheel
– very few mechanical parts (drive by wire)

Lets talk about cars

The ATNMBL project is meant to provoke thought and stir up new conversations about the car industry’s next destination. We are at an unprecedented crossroads: With industrial, financial, and environmental challenges come new opportunities and amazing technologies. We are open to your feedback, ideas, conversations, and new efforts in this area…

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DIVIS

DIVIS is a solid wood dining table that seats 8 people. Strength, pliability and the natural character of wood are expressed through a structural narrative of planned imperfections.

Manufactured and sold by Council www.councildesign.com

BELKIN COMFORT MOUSE

Part of a series of computer mice developed for Belkin, the Comfort Mouse offers a relaxed feel and simplicity in form.

Available from Belkin. www.belkin.com

G1

The G1-the first production phone to run the Android operating system. Working with Google, we envisioned a device that would run the open-source Android operating system, extending the functionality, intelligence, and ease of the Android experience into a phone.

The device has been developed for production by HTC and offered by T-Mobile.

MUTE CHAIR

The Mute chair is designed to inspire serenity and calm.

Uninterupted lines flow quietly around the fully upholstered shell as the form transitions from seat to back. The profile of the outer perimeter serves as a 360 degree armrest, allowing for a variety of postures and seating positions.

Manufactured and sold by Council www.councildesign.com

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Developed with Google as a testbed device for the Android operating system, this device was produced and distributed to Google employees and software developers.

JUXTAPOSED: RELIGION

5,084,000,000 people 5,360 pages 3,700 years 243 countries 7 books 1 shelf. For the first time, the world’s most influential religious texts are brought together and presented on the same level, their coexistence acknowledged and celebrated.

JUXTAPOSED: Religion is the first in the Juxtaposed series of curated bookshelves. Designed by Mike and Maaike for BlankBlank. Curated by John Simonian.

Reclaimed hardwood, books. 36”w x 5”h x 8”d. Offered in a limited edition of 50.

Produced and sold by blankblank www.blankblank.net

JUXTAPOSED: POWER

The second in the Juxtaposed series of curated bookshelves. Designed by Mike and Maaike for blankblank. Curated by Athmeya Jayaram.

2,451 pages 2,390 years 2,251 wars 432 revolutions 90 empires 7 books 1 shelf. Seven of the world’s most seminal texts on power and its relationship to the ordering of society are brought together and presented on the same level.

Reclaimed hardwood, books. 36”w x 5”h x 8”d. Offered in a limited edition of 50.

Produced and sold by blankblank www.blankblank.net
photos: Dwight Eschliman

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BAJA BBQ PACK

14,500 tons of VOCs are emitted from the 46,200 tons of lighter fluid used in the US every year.

The Baja BBQ pack is a 100 percent recycled instant charcoal package with an integrated chimney. The paper-pulp package lights instantly and burns away in the grille, making barbequeing simple, clean and chemical free.

Manufactured by Lazzari/ Design Annex www.lazzari.com

BELKIN LAPTOP AT HOME

Soft laptop computer accessories designed for the home.

Most laptop cases and accessories are designed for the business traveler. We focused instead on the challenges of using a laptop in the home, including use in a variety of locations and postures, protection, transport, comfort and color.

Available from Belkin. www.belkin.com

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WINDOWSEAT LOUNGE

Where does architecture stop and furniture begin?
Suitable for both public and private spaces, the Windowseat is designed as a comfortable refuge from the hustle and bustle of lobbies, airports or open office environments.

Windowseat is produced by Haworth as part of the Haworth Collection. –
By taking architectural elements (walls and ceiling) and applying them to a chair, we are exploring the idea of sub-architectural space, creating a room-within-a-room complete with its own unique perspective.

Full upholstery over a foam-padded rigid steel frame. Swivelling steel base with return-to-center. Offered in both open and closed versions with or without ottoman.

Availability: Haworth Collection www.haworthcollection.com

STOLEN JEWELS

An exploration of tangible vs. virtual in relation to real and perceived value.

Using Google Image Search, we browsed through some of the most expensive and often famous jewelry in the world, the low-res images we found were stolen, doctored, then transferred to leather, creating a tangible new incarnation. With the expense and intricacy of the jewels stripped away, their essence and visual intensity are extracted.

Printed and scored leather. Available from Velvet da Vinci and select galleries www.velvetdavinci.com

XBOX 360

Designed by Astro Studios in collaboration with Mike Simonian of Mike and Maaike.

The XBOX360 is designed around the concept of gravitational pull. As an expression of this idea, the exterior form is pulled inwards in the distinctive negative curve.

The system’s subtle presence has allowed it to appeal to a broad audience beyond traditional gamers. As of April 2010, over 40 million have been sold.

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EMPTY PILLOWS

The Empty pillow collection is a series of hollow pillows where soft cushioning is achieved through engineered thermoplastics rather than traditional stuffing.

The case study is the result of a design charrette sponsored by Dupont and Core77 to find new approaches in existing product applications where thermoplastics have not been explored.

Hollow, structural and flexible. For indoor or outdoor use, dishwasher safe.

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VEER

Two beams cantilever impossibly in space, rotating with the slightest air movement and causing many to scratch their heads.

The ever changing composition reaches, rotates and jacknives, visualizing the movement of air and bringing architectural interiors to life.

Proprietary construction produced in various sizes in limited quantities. Offered at select galleries.

Availability: contact Mike and Maaike.

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS

Three interactive rings in plastic designed to be worn in pairs with each combination yielding unique interlocking relationships.

FLOWLAB SKATEBOARD

Designed by Mike Simonian in collaboration with Pieter Schouten.

The Flowlab Skateboard allows you to surf without waves and ride without snow. Years of experimentation resulted in the geometry that allows a device with no moving parts to simulate the fluid motion of snowboarding or surfing on land. The arced axles let you carve to 45 degree angles with no resistance and fluid transitions edge-to-edge.

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BIAS

Part of the “Illuminate” series of candle holders commissioned by Phase design, Bias triggers curiosity and defies gravity with it’s subtle tilt.

Each designer was given the same design brief and material palette: a 12” X 9” X 1.75” block of solid walnut with turned brass inserts.

Produced and distributed by Phase Design. www.phasedesignonline.com

24110 MONUMENT

It takes 24,110 years for spent nuclear fuel to reach its half-life. Up until 2010, the United States was planning to bury 70,000 tons of nuclear waste created by nuclear powerplants across the country at a remote site in Nevada called Yucca Mountain.

24110 is an alternative proposal for a combined nuclear waste dump and memorial.

Proposed location: Washington D.C.

500 tons of radioactive plutonium buried within meters of energy policy makers: the White House, U.S. Congress, Senate, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

The project represents a design exploration as political discourse. The memorial is designed to express time and volatility, expose the source, and admit our fatuity.

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