FYi x NB

FYi and New Balance have just kicked off a design exploration project together. Once permitted I will show more…

red dot award: product design 2009: Bocci's 22

The 22 series is a range of electrical wall accessories, which reinterpret a traditional product. An innovative installation system allows mounting of elements like ports, dimmers, switches, telephone and data jacks, or cable and loudspeaker ports flush to walls or wood panels. Using traditional cover plates is no longer necessary. In an unobtrusive and aesthetic way the elements integrate harmoniously into the architecture. The 22 system is CSA approved to UL standards.

red dot award 2009 > product design > architecture and interior design > switches

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2010 Olympic Medal Design Unveiled


Artwork by Corrine Hunt and designed by OAO

Their form was inspired by ocean waves, drifting snow and the mountainous landscapes found in the games region and across Canada.

The artwork on the 2010 medals are based on two large master artworks of an orca whale (Olympic) and raven (Paralympic) by Corrine hunt, a Canadian designer/artist of komoyue and tlingit heritage based in Vancouver. each medal has a unique, hand-cropped section of the art, making it a one-of-a-kind. A silk scarf printed with the master artwork will be presented to each medalist along with their medal, enabling them to see how their medal connects with those awarded to other athletes at the games to make the whole design.


2010 vancouver olympic medal (back)


2010 vancouver olympic medals (front)


2010 vancouver olympic medals (back)


2010 vancouver paralympic medal (front)


2010 vancouver paralympic medal (back)


2010 vancouver paralympic medals (front)


2010 vancouver paralympic medals (back)

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FSF Mountain Parka on hypebeast


“Based out in the beautiful back-country of British Columbia, Canada, FYI Design Dept. has become a leading innovation force in the world of technical and performance apparel. Co-heading the design of brands such as Burton [AK] and Aether, FYI offers us a glimpse of an upcoming project involving themselves, fragment design and SOPH. The FSF Urban Project looks to feature a technical parka for the rigors of everyday city life. Stay tuned for more details.”

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Behind the scenes: patterning, prototype construction and review.


FYI prototype (dark blue) vs. factory counter sample (red)