Archive: Jan 2013

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Productive Urban Furniture

    Have you ever considered the benefits of solar power? Clean, renewable energy has direct positive implications in our health, our environment, and our climate. Solar farms are being created in several parts of the planet, such as the solar farm in North Carolina built by Apple pictured below. In the company’s efforts to power all […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Photographs of Your Dreams – Literally

    We’ve all had those truly strange dreams where you awake fascinated and perplexed at the bizarre aberrations your brain subconsciously concocted during your slumber. We know the feeling here. A good number of us here have dreamt in “AutoCAD Land,” where our actions are controlled by a string of key commands in a computer-program world. […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Animal Farm

    As Nishi Chauhan was swept into daydreams about her ever-growing glass bottle collection, she understood that something needed to be done. Looking upon the various mason jars, wine, and beer bottles in her home, she began to see shapes emerge in the form of animals. After visiting a local craft district just outside the city […]

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  4. From the Field: Building Backlit Onyx Elevator Cabs

    The GPI Design team flew out to San Francisco to build and then present a mock-up prototype for backlit onyx elevator cabs that we have been developing for quite some time now. Built and reviewed in under 72 hours, the trip was a whirlwind but it was so rewarding to see our renderings jump off […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: “Smart” Materials

    As 2013 progresses, we can’t help but wonder what the next ‘Big Thing’ will be. Technology seems to grow at such a rate that it’s hard to keep up. With the advent of mobile apps to control the environment of your house, from lighting to sound, hybrid technologies are being set up to create “smart […]

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  6. World’s Most Epic Material Library

    When you think of a library, typically, you think of a place in the community that houses books, newspapers, and even digital media. As designers we also think of material libraries where we store samples of all kinds of materials with various colors and textures. Often these samples are highly unorganized due to the fact […]

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  7. Thursday Salute to Originals: Celebrating Our Projects

    As we welcome 2013, the team at GPI has been reminiscing about our favorite backlit projects completed in the last year and brainstorming on what experiences we can take forward into the new year. From backlit 3Form desks in Cleveland to backlit exotic wood in Washington D.C. to a custom onyx barfront in Bahrain, here […]

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