5V – Structured Volume

Absolutely thrilled to share that our submission took first place at this year’s 5V Competition by Haworth.

This look was inspired by the SF office of Truebeck Construction, a favorite project designed by the talented interiors team at FORGE.

First three slides are from the official submission, and the rest is behind-the-scenes goodness from yesterday’s runway event, the photoshoot and the making of the garment.

Thanks to Haworth Bay Area for organizing this event, and HUGE thanks to the whole project team for making this happen!

Photography by Mitch Tobias with assistance from Tony George
Production assistance by Roman Nadolishny

Creative direction, interior design, and moral support by the wonderful @forge_arch team: Meredith English, Leslie Onumbu, Nat Merriss, Sierra Caragan, Jamie Salvo and Eric Ibsen

Garment design including custom textile design by yours truly.

C.A.M.O. / Civilian Appropriation of Military Objectives

Recent events have laid bare an uncomfortable truth: while some Americans vocally defend their right to own firearms, the rest are left to rely on societal, ideological, or financial protection that they may or may not have access to. While military technology is already present in our domestic environment, little of it is there with the purpose of providing protection from much beyond the elements. Tellingly, many gun-owners cite “home defense” as the primary reason for gun ownership.

If Americans felt safer in their homes, could that preempt the need or desire for more violent means or methods? What would America look like, if its citizens were as well defended as its officials?

At a time when second amendment rights are being fiercely debated, it is crucial that civilian understanding of defensive technology in the built environment catches up with the widespread access to firearms and explosives, with the hope of eventually outpacing it.

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