Current Objects is a curated collection of architect*-designed objects. It is a publication of small things; a digital (and sometimes physical) store; a forum for experimentation, production, and extension of architectural practice and research.

LIQUIDPLY KNOB

ISSUE: Reflect
YEAR: 2022
STUDIO: rockpaperscissors
MATERIAL: Plywood off-cuts
QUALITIES: Round, Recycled

DESCRIPTION︎︎︎

Plywood offcuts are reframed as the main event with these hand-turned knobs. Available in three shapes—Sphere, Cone, and Cup—they can be mixed and matched as cabinet pulls or wall hooks. Each knob is unique and shows the love and care taken in reusing material remnants gleaned from job sites. Part of a larger material research program undertaken by Mumbai-based Studio Tessera.

Each knob is shipped with hardware for through-bolting. Spec for wall-mounting hanger bolt size available upon request.


$35 $20


WEIGHTED QUILT PROTOTYPE

ISSUE: Reflect
YEAR: 2022
STUDIO: Peter Heon and Ben Dooley
MATERIAL: Nylon, fleece, 3M Thinsulate
QUALITIES: Heavy, Interactive, Aggregated, Puffy

DESCRIPTION︎︎︎

The Weighted Quilt Prototype is intended for camping, picnics, laying on, laying under, sticking your arms or head through and wearing as a cape while eating cereal late at night, moving furniture, moving boxes, fort making, sound dampening, carpeting, maybe, and more.

The two pieces of the Prototype each have nine buttons and nine button holes and can be attached in a variety of ways. The padded buttons weigh two pounds each making each quilt weigh about 12 pounds. The buttons can be removed, too. It's adjustable. The quilts join together or they can be apart.

The Prototype is made of lightweight ripstop nylon and fleece, with 3M Thinsulate inside.


$600 $450


CLOUD AND CIRCLE MENORAH


ISSUE: Reflect
YEAR: 2022
STUDIO: Object Projects
MATERIAL: Powder-coated aluminum
QUALITIES: Shiny, Flat, Folded

DESCRIPTION︎︎︎

A platform for celebration, a totem of tradition, an expression of the present, and a seasonal decoration in the home: the CLOUD and CIRCLE menorahs are available in semi-matte white and glossy green powder-coated finishes.

Candles should never be left unattended and care should be taken to protect delicate surfaces from dripping wax.


$72 $40


STAINLESS-STEEL PENCIL


ISSUE: Reflect
YEAR: 2022
STUDIO: Object Projects
MATERIAL: Stainless steel
QUALITIES: Shiny, Heavy, Interactive

DESCRIPTION︎︎︎

Twisted, twirled, and sometimes even chewed, the pencil stands in as frequent accessory to contemplation. This non-functional stainless-steel version acknowledges our discipline's shift to digital tools, yet is also deeply satisfying to hold and surprisingly heavy.

The piece is physically reflective and also meant to encourage the practice of reflection.


$75 $50


SPACE TOTE

ISSUE: Reflect
YEAR: 2022
STUDIO: Alicia Moreira
MATERIAL: Mylar space blanket, sheep’s wool
QUALITIES: Puffy, Shiny, Distorting

DESCRIPTION︎︎︎

The space tote repurposes the ubiquitous space blanket, typically used by backcountry campers and marathon runners. The blanket’s packaging wrinkles are put to renewed use as well, defining the tote’s stitching grid. The walls of the bag are filled with sheep’s wool, and sewn with glow-in-the-dark thread to enhance the mylar’s reflectivity. The tote’s puffy walls handle the bag’s contents with care, and ask to be handled with care in return.


$225 $150