Materious is the Chicago-based, husband-and-wife studio of Stephanie and Bruce Tharp, established in 2005. Our practice includes product licensing and commissions for companies like Ligne Roset, Moet-Hennessy, The Art Institute of Chicago, Crate&Barrel, and Kikkerland. We also self-produce our own commercial designs as well as create critical, non-commercial work. As with the dual valence of the word, “materious” we are interested in the physical substance as well as the substantiveness of designed objects. Of special attraction is the domestic sphere—a space in which artifacts have a particular capacity for intimate engagement with individuals. Our work ranges from the speculative to the commercial; at times we aim for provocation and perturbation, while at others, sustenance and service. Despite diversity of intent, process, product, and use-context, ultimately we wish to effect new, valuable possibilities for human-object relationships.
|Product Type: Compact Umbrellas||Color: Black|
|Handle Material: Plastic||Gender: Unisex Adult|
|Country of Manufacture: China|
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Kikkerland Mini Samurai Umbrella