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Philadelphia Museum of Art

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We're proud to announce that DURR Beta is now part of Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent exhibition! 

It's currently on display in their exhibition "Northern Lights - Scandinavian Design" (till October 4th, 2015), and our piece is together with some veeeeeryyyy prominent company... 


Image courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Photographer Timothy Tiebout.

Post Post gifs

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Post Post; Test Test

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In order to get the right amount of deformation during shipping we did several iterations to selected destinations. The different versions had variations in pattern geometry and material thickness and were sent from Oslo / Norway to Berlin / Germany, Newcastle / Australia and New York / USA.


Oslo - Berlin
photo credits: Hans Alexander Huseklepp



Oslo - New York
photo credits: Martin Spencer Nichols


Oslo - Newcastle
photo credits: Christopher Vedeler


Big thanks to Hans Alexander Huseklepp, Christopher Vedeler and Martin Spencer Nichols!  

DURR - Paper Placeholder

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We all know the postage and carrier system are swamped during Christmas, and we're really trying the best we can to ship out all orders as soon as they come in. But, in case your shipment should not arrive in time and this is a gift to someone we've made 'DURR Paper Placeholders'. 
They come in the two remaining colors (Smog and Salmon), ready to print (A4, CMYK, 150dpi) and you can even choose from either a cut-out version or a standard letter type thing. 

PDF download links are below:

Salmon-cut-out.pdf (1.2MB)

Smog-cut-out.pdf (1.2MB)


Salmon-print.pdf (1.2MB)

Smog-print.pdf (1.2MB)

DURR Beta = DURR Concluded

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We initially planned that after DURR Beta (and Alpha), there would be DURR [final]. There are still many areas of improvement, some were known (mostly due to volume/ economy) whereby others have revealed themselves during the process. Anyhow, we're 99,5% sure that we won't make more. Ever.

There are several reasons why we're not pursuing the final version, but generally two big ones. First is economy. We're barely net positive on material cost, and this is not counting in the half year of development. Low volume production like this is very expensive and the investments nearly bankrupted us. It's stressful. The other reason is that we want to pursue other projects and ideas. Only dealing with management and manufacturing takes most of the the fun out of making things, plus we learnt a lot of what we wanted from the production process.

Back to topic.
At the time of writing, we have a little more than 300 approved units left in our nest, and those are basically the last to leave the building. 
We really appreciate everyone who bought a DURR; Alpha or Beta - a product that's an experiment in most aspects. Whether our customers understand the premise behind the product, or just buy weird and expensive stuff on a whim is generally unclear to us. Regardless, every order is truly acknowledged, and we really hope all the owners have enjoyed the experience - Tusen takk!