“Haute Couture” Projects

One-of-a-kind projects, experimental work, gallery installation and product concepts. We design and manufacture our own pieces. We consult for companies and welcome collaborations with architects & designers.

Touch-sensitive pads, motion sensors, directional microphones, LEDs and other hardware and software allow users to record
key moments of a conversation and to receive personal transcripts at the end.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/ OTTO
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A collection of twelve unique theremins presented by Butterscotch Records at the Judith Charles Gallery
(October 16 – November 16, 2013) in New York City with the support of Moog Music.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/ Esto
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Coffee Shop in New York City designed jointly by Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design and UM Project.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski
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DLX Trunk

Made of bent anodized aluminum panels and maple wood sides and handles with colorful nylon webbing straps, DLX blurs the lines
between military trunks and classic luxury luggage. The trunks come with their matching folding racks.
Presented at the Off the Grid exhibition at Gallery R’Pure in May 2013.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/ Esto
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One form, many variations from familiar designs to more playful and unexpected results.
The multiple variations can be used for lamps – including our new Atum lamp launched at ICFF 2012 – and other objects.
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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The series is a continuation of the first Craft System collection launched in 2012. The new lamps work without being plugged
in, either as kerosene lights, candle lights, oil lamps, or battery lights.
Presented at the Off the Grid exhibition at Gallery R’Pure in May 2013.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/ Esto
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A piece that mixes the language of nomadic furniture and decorative objects. The tent also works as a giant light fixture
with a concealed LED strip.
Presented at the Off the Grid exhibition at Gallery R’Pure in May 2013.
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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An exclusive collection of playful ye functional mallets for the re-opening of the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/ OTTO
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Pop meets Art Deco with simple details, powerful connections and rich materials.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/ OTTO
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A unique work and play table, part easel, part desk, part interactive kiosk, developed for Lenovo’s Horizon Tablet PC.
Launched at ICFF 2013.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/ Esto
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BAGGU and UM Project teamed up to design and manufacture a folding camp stool, the BUM Stool.
The pieces were especially developed for Reclaim NYC and helped raise fund for Sandy relief efforts.
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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Mixing console for analog equipment including late 1960’s WSW (Wiener Schwachstromwerke) and modern-day Tonelux, developed
for Brian Bender’s The Motherbrain recording studio
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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Keyboard stand developed for Mikael Jorgensen of Wilco. UMJ-1 is totally collapsible, comes with a matching bench
and fits in a standard keyboard case. UMJ-1 can be used as a traveling stand and also as a small desk.
Launched at MassMOCA’s Solid Sound Festival in June 2013, UMJ-1 toured all summer with Wilco for the famed Americanorama tour.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/ Esto
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Two interlocking tables come together to form 15’/4,5m long dining table.
Designed and manufactured for Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design.
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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A playful bench and small low table that can be used in two positions. The openings provide strong graphic and decorative elements as well as storage for small items. Made in solid cork or in upholstered felt.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/ OTTO
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A collection of lamps and vessels especially designed for Reclaim NYC, an initiative by New York City designers to create furniture and
artwork out of Hurricane Sandy debris. The works were auctioned off to raise money for relief efforts.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/ Esto
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Keepsake box designed for show sponsored by Republic of Fritz Hansen and made with damaged Arne Jacobsen series 7 chairs,
steam compressed wood and an enclosed set of works by We- Are-Familia artists.
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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A versatile storage piece that can be dressed up or down. The legs attachments provide a visually original profile and a strong construction. FWD can be used as a media cabinet, a dresser or a sideboard.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/ OTTO
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Seven critters using Interface carpeting materials auctioned for the benefit of DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS)
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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A friendly nod to a universal design with a sleek finish, playful colors and unusual proportions. The original stool is paired with a matching coffee table.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/ OTTO
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A large square slab of white Corian© on a solid brass base, concealing hidden compartments and articulated details.
Designed and manufactured for Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design.
Photography: first picture by Eric Laignel for Interior Design Magazine, all other pictures by Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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Interactive LED installation designed for the Carte Blanche exhibition organized by Reclaim NYC, a charity event to help raise
funds for the High School of Arts and Design. Made possible with the generous support of Parallel Development, BAGGU, Nooka,
Dolan & Traynor, Lenovo, Color Cord Company and Acces I/O.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski
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Mixing console for API analog equiment and other gear, developed for Allen Farmelo’s The Farm recording studio
Featured on the cover of Tape Op magazine
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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An ultra-modern table with a connection between the top and the legs that is a reinterpretation of a classic tenon and mortise joint.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/ OTTO
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A classic upright dining chair with tight quilted upholstery on a modern ash wooden frame. Emphasis is put on details with the colored back bar and side button, that are structural, functional and graphic.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/ OTTO
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18′ (5.5m) long wall piece furniture collage in contrasted sheens of black, with key moments in bright green
Design in collaboration with Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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Nesting set of three benches/tables
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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Combination of two rarely paired materials, wood and Corian®, through innovative joinery details
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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A piece that is both techy and crafty with a bent walnut base, a UV-glued bronze glass shade and the unusual two bulbs that add tons of personality to the piece, just like a friendly robot.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/ OTTO
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Design and build of the entire space, including filming areas, editing suites, client lounges, work stations and screening room
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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A small mixing desk for producer Nadim Issa.
Photography: Francis Dzikowski/ Esto
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Custom furniture and display for New York City’s retail institution, Moscot Eyewear
Design: Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects
Photography: ©2008 Paul Warchol
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10’ long kitchen table in ultra white finish with bright red dot punctuations (Corian® top and powder-coated aluminum legs)
Seen on the cover of Interior Design Magazine
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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Grey Matters

Tone-on-tone harmony and minimal details for a residential piece
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
Art by Norman Mooney
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Sliding shelves allow multiple configurations depending on the users’ moods and needs
Design: Single Speed Design
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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Artisan Collection, table top objects
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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Orb

Oversize round coffee table, lacquered fiber glass
Design: Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design
Photography: #1: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto, #2: Eric Laignel/ Interior Design Magazine
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A techy twist of a 1930s-inspired dining table, constructed out of a proprietary laminate of carbon fiber and wood veneer
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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Dry-erase table, with custom enameled steel top and marker hole grid
Developed for The Brooklyn Brothers advertising agency
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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Reception area for music company, including chairs with built-in iPods
Photography: Karen Philippi
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Console, custom furniture, lighting and acoustic panels for THX-certified sound design studio
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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Soft Skin

Credenza with semi-flexible doors made of proprietary laminate of wood and fiberglass
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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Bunkbed + Bed

Aluminum bunkbed with matching side piece including cubbies, LED lighting, desk and storage
Design: Single Speed Design
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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City Pendants

Light pendants
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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Pocket Table

Coffee table with top pocket drawer
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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Light Dots

Lighting panel for a music studio that had to provide variable lighting without dimmers
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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A classic UM Project piece that combines the rusticity of a reclaimed wood top with the elegance of a walnut base.
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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Floating Credenza

Custom wall-mounted credenza
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
Art by David Frazer
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Nebu

Monumental chandelier for hospitality project
Photography: Francis Dzikowksi/ Esto
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