PURE DESIGN STUDIOS, Alberta, Canada
The Pure Design guys were always the ones that stayed out late with us at ICFF, hitting the bars and unselfishly introducing each other to clients. They even hung with us in High Point, NC when we used to show Offi products there. We always knew there was a good idea waiting to happen if we could figure out how to work together. We got that chance starting in March 2005 when they decided to get out of production and back to design. But - we really miss seeing them at the shows.
Geoffrey Lilge, Randy McCoy, and Daniel Hlus came together because of a shared love and respect for design. Forming their company, Pure Design, in 1994 they produced their first product -- metal CD racks -- by hand. Their goal was a diverse and unique collection that challenged traditional furniture categories and created new ones. Their philosophy lies within the individuality of their designs, and collectively their style emerged. Within three years of the company's formation the partners were overseeing 30 employees and a product line of 75 different 2001 Alumni Horizon Awards accessories. Pure Design products have been featured on the set of Ally McBeal, a Janet Jackson pop video, a Steven Spielberg film, and in the 2001 Alumni Horizon Awards of collectors who love Pure Design's upbeat, liberal approach to design. In May of 2001, Pure Design was awarded the prestigious Editors Award for Furniture at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City.
Geoff left the team in 2002, and Randy and Dan sold the production and distribution part of Pure Design in 2005, but all are currently doing independent design work in Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA for companies such as Offi & Company.
PRODUCTS BY THIS DESIGNER:
Lisa Albin, Iglooplay, Brooklyn, NY
Aldis Circenis, Riga Chair Factory, Riga, Latvia
Roberto Gil, Casa Kids Collection Design, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
David Jones, New York, New York
Kyoko Inoda and Nils Sveje, Inoda + Sveje, Milan, Italy
Brian Kane, Kane Design Studio, San Francisco, CA
Scot Laughton, Toronto, Canada
Charles Perry, Norwalk, CT
Eric Pfeiffer, Pfeiffer Lab, San Francisco, CA
Pure Design Studios, Alberta, Canada
Karim Rashid, Karim Rashid Design, New York, NY
Megasii Design Team, Hong Kong
Srdjan Simic, Studio Simic, San Diego, CA
Svante Schöblom, Overman AB, Sweeden
Andrea Valentini, Rhode Island
Scott Wilson, MINIMAL, Chicago, IL