Aranda\Lasch, ‘R2 ’, 2015, Nina Johnson
Aranda\Lasch, ‘R2 ’, 2015, Nina Johnson
Aranda\Lasch, ‘R2 ’, 2015, Nina Johnson

Designed by Aranda\Lasch, as part of their new Railing series. Using the same high-performance material found on household items like oven mitts or spatulas, the piece is imagined as an oversized handle grip that can be sat on. Like a fractal, the piece explores ideas of self-similarity and continuity—each piece in the series is a single loop made up of many other modular arcs.

About Aranda\Lasch

Aranda\Lasch is the nom de guerre of Benjamin Aranda and Christopher Lasch, who founded their design firm in 2003. The duo met in a design studio in Columbia, and both hold degrees in architecture. Though their work spans a variety of scales and functions—including outdoor monuments, indoor installations, video works, furniture, and a set for the band Yeasayer, their work is united by a common motif: a modular, crystalline form. “For us, design is about putting in place a process from which you can guarantee surprises,” Lasch once said, while Aranda notes, “Our understanding of modularity is something that’s not quite obvious or fixed, something that can be a tool for finding infinite variation.”

American, based in New York and Tucson