How our team of makers stay creative with the help of local artists
An interview with Mitchel Zelinger, Studio Other Executive Vice President, as he prepares a meal in the Downtown Los Angeles showroom kitchen.
This past September, Studio Other proudly hosted an event at the San FranciscoLinkedIn offices called “Equity in Design.” This is a part of a larger event series that aims to bring people together to discuss the current state of equity in architecture and design, as well as other industries. Several prominent speakers joined the panel in San Francisco. They shared their views on some of the most interesting, overarching topics affecting modern design careers – especially the opportunities and support provided to women. We’d like to share some of those topics and ignite the continuation of powerful, women-led conversations. Things are changing, but it’s crucial that we all play a part in discussing the challenges and evolutions of equality in these fields.
Everything we create is unique. We’re not building repeatable solutions. And we’re not afraid to try something new. We are ego-free and have no agenda. Everything is tailored to the specific needs and aesthetics of any given client. Customization is the name of the game. We let our clients lead. We’re here to take cues and make your vision happen. Our goal is to bring your brand to life in your space. We prioritize our working relationships with our clients. We’re not just building solutions, we’re selling the experience of working with us. We have a “can do” attitude. We’re flexible and adaptive and will do whatever it takes to make it happen. Saying yes is the hallmark of our brand. We partner with and support the A&D community. We’re here to compliment and execute your vision.
Meet Jason, he’s got music in his blood. Jason Doerr, Studio Other Industrial Engineer, has been perfecting his Luthiery (the construction of stringed instruments) and amp building craft since before he can remember. With a dual love of building and music, he began Kraken Music in partnership with his Uncle Fernando, a retired Aerospace Engineer. Together, they meticulously hand-build wood guitar bodies and amps using locally sourced materials, each piece created with an attention to detail that can only be administered by one with a love for the craft.
Meet Jason, he makes string art. Jason Betty, Studio Other Engineering Supervisor, has spent hours meticulously stringing art since he was first introduced to it by a coworker. Drawing inspiration from the ocean and using hand-stained reclaimed wood, Jason pours patience and a love for the craft into every piece, sometimes spending up to 50 total hours on larger designs. He even made a massive mural on Studio Other's headquarter walls — a string art "Yes!" — that captures the team's underlying intention for every project they work on.