Minneapolis-based ROLU Studio partners Matt Olson, Mike Brady, and Joe Mollen focus on designing and building furniture as well as landscape design, architectural projects, urban planning work, and collaborative public art (their credo is "We like simple things. Plain."). The trio's furniture is handmade of plywood and inspired by "1970s DIY books, the ideas proposed in Enzo Mari's Autoprogettazione project, as well as the furniture of Donald Judd, Gerit Rietveld, and Rudolph Schindler." Go to ROLU Studio to see more of the firm's work.
Above: The + Chair Ply is made from three pieces of exterior grade plywood; $279.
Above: The Box Container Stool measures 18 by 16 by 16.75 inches and features a hinged top; $329.
Above: The plywood Cube Chair (+Subtraction) draws inspiration from a chair originally designed by one of ROLU's favorite architects, R.M. Schindler; $879.
Above: The plywood Cube Chair (+Subtraction, Upside-Down) measures 26 inches wide by 22 inches deep by 26 inches high; $879.