Designer Spotlight: Souda Collective

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February 19, 2014
Recent Parsons School of Design graduates Shaun Kasperbauer, Isaac Friedman-Heiman, and Luft Tanaka (from left) are the founding members of the design collective Souda (a Japanese word pronounced “SOH-duh”). Read Full Article
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  The Kreten candelabra and side table demonstrate Souda’s focus on exploring new fabrication processes. In this case, stretched fabric is used as a mold for fiberglass-reinforced concrete.  Photo by: Adam Krause
    The Kreten candelabra and side table demonstrate Souda’s focus on exploring new fabrication processes. In this case, stretched fabric is used as a mold for fiberglass-reinforced concrete.

    Photo by: Adam Krause

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  Rather than using traditional plaster molds that form identical replicas of a design, Kawa bowls are made by individually slip-casting reusable leather molds to create one-of-a-kind imprints on the porcelain.  Photo by: Adam Krause
    Rather than using traditional plaster molds that form identical replicas of a design, Kawa bowls are made by individually slip-casting reusable leather molds to create one-of-a-kind imprints on the porcelain.

    Photo by: Adam Krause

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  Tanaka works at the ceramic station in the trio’s Bushwick studio.  Photo by: Adam Krause
    Tanaka works at the ceramic station in the trio’s Bushwick studio.

    Photo by: Adam Krause

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  “We all feel responsibility to each other. We know that if we’re going to be doing this a year from now, we need to work hard.”—Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda  Photo by: Adam Krause
    “We all feel responsibility to each other. We know that if we’re going to be doing this a year from now, we need to work hard.”—Shaun Kasperbauer, Souda

    Photo by: Adam Krause

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