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Our Nasrid collection is inspired by a recent trip to Spain and a past trip to Morocco. Seeing the Alhambra was the penultimate of architectural ornamentation, both Islamic and Christian. I became fascinated with the idea of horror vacui - a fear of emptiness in space which results in entire surfaces and volumes filled with detail. In the spaces I visited the detail was mostly tilework and plasterwork, and I based this collection around the patterns I saw. I took a bunch of photos, and when I got back to my studio I looked at the photos closely and loosely sketched to generate a visual language for a collection. Then I drafted over those sketches in AutoCAD and use my laser cutters - Larry and Lola - to cut the patterns out of whatever material I am using for each product.

-multiple sheets of paper layered atop one another 
-all MMD products are designed and produced in our Berkeley studio
-hang papercut away from direct sunlight and in a dry environment

About 

Our Nasrid collection is inspired by a recent trip to Spain and a past trip to Morocco. Seeing the Alhambra was the penultimate of architectural ornamentation, both Islamic and Christian. I became fascinated with the idea of horror vacui - a fear of emptiness in space which results in entire surfaces and volumes filled with detail. In the spaces I visited the detail was mostly tilework and plasterwork, and I based this collection around the patterns I saw. I took a bunch of photos, and when I got back to my studio I looked at the photos closely and loosely sketched to generate a visual language for a collection. Then I drafted over those sketches in AutoCAD and use my laser cutters - Larry and Lola - to cut the patterns out of whatever material I am using for each product.

Details

-multiple sheets of paper layered atop one another 
-all MMD products are designed and produced in our Berkeley studio

Care

-hang papercut away from direct sunlight and in a dry environment