7th Street Residence - folding tables Photo: Elizabeth Felicella
Based in Manhattan, pulltab design specializes in architecture, interior design and custom furniture.
During the early 1970's pull-tabs were ubiquitous.
As a part of one's daily landscape they were in a way unseen - only marginally thought of through their utility or as a discarded item.
Today the pull-tab has been removed from its original context.
Fifty years after its invention (c.1962) it has been redefined as a collectable item (as when happily still found, unused, on an old soda can). It has been re-purposed as a design element in fashion (in dresses for example) and it has even been adopted as the name for an architectural firm.
The arc of the pull-tab is one that intrigues us as a metaphor for how to approach design as we strive to see things outside of a set perspective.
We believe design should consider both its required function and equally important its sensory and emotive qualities. It is the latter that we feel truly anchors and steadies our lives.
White Street Residence - Kitchen Photo: Mikiko Kikuyama
White Street Residence - Penthouse and rooftop garden with operable bronze skylight. Photo: Mikiko Kikuyama
Mercer Street Loft - Rift Oak Millwork Photo: Eduard Hueber
Mercer Street Loft - Kitchen Photo: Eduard Hueber
Chassis Table Photo: Mikiko Kikuyama
Bureau Photo: Eduard Hueber
East Village Penthouse: Photo: Elizabeth Felicella
Rooftop Garden Photo: Bilyana Dimitrova
7th Street Residence - Living Area Photo: Elizabeth Felicella
7th Street Residence - Stair and Entry Bench Photo: Elizabeth Felicella
7th Street Residence - Green Wall Photo: Elizabeth Felicella
7th Street Residence - Folding Chess Table Photo: Elizabeth Felicella
70th Street Residence - Fold Down Table Photo: Mikiko Kikuyama
White Street Residence - Drum Skylight at Dusk Photo: Mikiko Kikuyama
White Street Residence - Dining Room Photo: Mikiko Kikuyama