MultiplyLikeRabbits

A small Object Workshop made with love. NYC

Brooklyn, New York | 115 Sales

MultiplyLikeRabbits

A small Object Workshop made with love. NYC

Brooklyn, New York 115 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Multiply Like Rabbits is a small Object Workshop designed by Artur Dabrowski. Made with love in New York City.

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Last updated on May 4, 2017

All orders are made-to-order and take a minimum 3-4 weeks to process.

Multiply Like Rabbits is a small Object Workshop designed by Artur Dabrowski. Made with love in New York City.

Artur Dabrowski

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Depth (and Rabbits)

Multiply Like Rabbits is a Small Object Workshop.

Hi, I’m Artur. I’m a twenty something with a degree in architecture, born and live in Brooklyn, New York. I love making beautiful objects, at all scales of design.

I was curious about 3d printing back at architecture school. It's a very relevant topic in the field but our school didn't offer the resources to play with the technology. After I graduated, I discovered shapeways by chance, and found some time to print a house in plastic to see how the process works. I loved the result, and was super curious about printing metals, so I decided to make a pendant for a close friend of mine. She loved it, and inspired me to keep creating.

I like to think that design is best when it's not-designed, as if the end product was a found object... unquestionable in it's presence and without anyone's claim of originality. In order to do this, it’s important that every detail bears some form of meaning to the whole, whether it's through its relationship to the body or in its purity to the initial artistic vision. “Depth" moves me. I find it enriches the design and engages people. I play with depth in formal language (shadow lines, depth of field, composition) as well as in meaning (details, storytelling). Rather than be overt, I like to naively create a moment suggestive of a story.. of a story that can be interpreted differently than my initial intent. Although I am expanding the line with more architectural pieces, I use rabbits as characters in this open-ended story.

I learned a lot of basics playing with the computer as a kid. For a while I modded video games, but abruptly got out of it that when I started doing architecture — to me, making physical objects is at heart of what I like to do. Architecture school introduced a lot of software skills as well, but mainly opened the platform to its creative use, encouraging the synthesis of handmade and digital techniques. One of the more empowering tools I was introduced to was parametric design (grasshopper + rhino). I use parametrics to create a script, which is essentially a very long math equation that describes every step in making a 3d model from start to finish. Scripting allows me to tailor ring sizes, adjust thicknesses at a whim, and generate complex geometry that would be time-consuming and imprecise to do manually.

Everyone always asks "why rabbits?” I started drawing rabbits in the margins of my notebooks during high school. I would personify rabbits to express thoughts, situations or feelings I was having. I think the imagery of the rabbit being personified is playful — the rabbit is cute, hops around, eats, multiplies… and lives naively in this world. Personification takes that image and crosses them with this highly rational and complex being, incapable of preserving its naivety. Rabbits were the vessel through which I felt comfortable expressing myself.

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