RPR is an engineering boutique specializing in the innovation and fabrication of kinetic furniture, lighting, and wearables. We redefine traditionally static objects into transformable platforms that respond to real-time needs and enhance individual expression. The pieces in our collection diverge from traditional decor in that functionality and frivolity are largely prescribed by motion or an allusion to it. As designers and engineers we integrate technology and mechanics into reactive objects with novel actuation schemes – from passive (e.g., levitating tables, melting chandeliers, morphologically actuated rings) to robotic (e.g., mechanized, computer-controlled chandelier and storage systems). Our responsive products increase the versatility of these spaces and have the ability to adapt to (and eventually learn from) our natural preferences and patterns. We aim to provoke visceral reactions and create opportunities for “eureka experiences” through our work. We want to keep people aware, awake, awed.
Float Table —
The Float table is a matrix of “magnetized” wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another. The repelling cubes are held in equilibrium by a system of tensile steel cables. It’s classical physics applied to modern design. Each handcrafted table is precisely tuned to seem rigid and stable, yet a touch reveals the secret to Float’s dynamic character. The table elastically deforms and stabilizes when external force is applied. Watch: http://bit.ly/17BgFk9
Ollie Chair & Table —
RPR’s new line of transformable furniture is built around the flexibility of interconnected slats. Each patent pending design in the collection is geared toward versatility, customization...and magic. The tables and seating are ideal for residential and commercial spaces — from family dining rooms and home offices to co-working spaces and boutique hotels - anywhere imagination abounds, even if space is limited.