John Paul Plauché and Roya Plauché launched plodes® studio in 2005 as their own design platform for inspirations found in the everyday and everything therein. The pair met while studying architecture at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston. After Roya’s further education at Columbia University GSAPP and John’s exploration of various product design concepts, they began working together positioning the newly founded plodes® studio as a multidisciplinary design studio at an intersection of art, industrial design, and architecture.
“For both of us the stories of our childhood and culture become a layer in our design ideology, playing a role in the background as we sketch new ideas. The architecture we grew up with, the products we encountered, family, education, and the environments we have lived in, all have affected the way we design together,” says Roya.
The bulk of their product and furniture designs are made locally to their Texas based studio with the most minimal of gestures and processes. “Our concepts,” explains John, “sometimes present themselves from the most obscure inspirations or flash of thought. From there we curate, reinterpret, and coax them out with rigorous process to distill them down to a balanced purity.”
For the discerning shopper, plodes® studio offers heirloom quality products and art distilled through a thoughtful and rigorous process of design to achieve a balanced purity. Our products communicate a clear conceptual intent infused with narrative and meaning. Authentic. Minimal. Timeless. plodes® products can also be found at these stores:
Design Within Reach - USA
Houzz - USA
Greener Grass Design - Houston, TX
House & Hold - USA
Inquire about exclusive custom designs and collaborations for you and your clients. Research and reinterpreting information can give insight. Considering real world materials, limits, economics, behaviors, processes, and how to manipulate them informs further. One must look at all of these things while understanding how design translates and interacts with the end user.
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