The Rebar studio is a cross-disciplinary practice for solving the design problems of the commons.
We believe that the human environment—public space in particular—should be infused with ecological knowledge, resilient to changing social conditions, responsive to creative impulses, and filled with opportunities for benevolence, conviviality and delight. We design to make that happen.
Our process is hands-on. We work with ideas, drawings, models and full scale prototypes to keep the loop between ideas and objects as short as possible. Our prototyping and fabrication workshop allows us to quickly test ideas physically, enriching the design development process.
Our design practice focuses on several areas:
Social furniture, streetscapes, implements for urban play
- Public spaces
Rapidly reconfigurable, user-generated, reprogrammable spaces for changing urban conditions
- Landscape architecture
Licensed in California; focused on sustainability, food production and urbanism
Repurposed materials and modular, portable systems
Exhibition, information and identity design in support of projects in public space