MUSICEYES & EDGE

REVOLUTION DESIGN HOUSE

MUSICEYES & EDGE
REVOLUTION DESIGN HOUSE

We've always thought to ourselves, "I wonder how many couples, business partners, friends, etc have met over alcohol?" You can imagine...it's a lot. And to prove our case is Dylan Lynch and Joe Gibson, creators of Revolution Design House.  They met in 2009 for the first time, as they emptied more than 20 bottles of Jack Daniels for a local Portland crowd.Fast forward two years. After many great custom projects and a few bumps in the road, Dylan and Joe are helping American artisans produce designer modern home goods.RDH helps artists and designers transform their ideas into a profitable product. They manufacture locally and are conscious of the materials they use in the process. They strive to share the meaning behind each product through the eyes of the designers they represent. With these principles RDH believes people can "love what you own", because every item has a story.E+E: From stalking your Tumblr, it looks like some exciting things are in the works! Can you give us any details on the future of Revolution Design House?RDH: Our current focus is primarily on the Bloomer planter series, although we can't stop the urge to continually make. We find ourselves helping friends on projects or building custom furniture for clients.As for the next product under the RDH brand, Joe has been working on an outdoor furniture line. The first piece in the line is called Belmont, an outdoor lounge chair, a hybrid of the typical aluminum lawn-chair/ and the classic wooden Adirondack. We will be featuring it in October at Show PDX. Also look for us to team up with more local designers who are creating unique functional objects for RDH as we help get their name and products in the marketplace. Bloomers featured at Portland UndressedE+E: We love the Bloomers! How did you begin working with the designer, Zoë Umholtz?RDH: Zoë is a huge plant collector and as she filled her apartment like the Amazon rainforest, she literally ran out of room for more plants. So she created hand knit cradles which graced her walls in the living room, the kitchen, the bathroom and in her studio. When RDH began the search for our first product, the wall planting system was a natural fit. Zoë and Joe are former classmates from Oregon College of Art and Craft and Zoë’s natural patience and understanding was a great fit for a design house just getting it's feet wet with product development.Over the past year we have worked hand in hand with Zoë to develop the Bloomer into what it is today. Featuring three mounting options and a variety of colors, we could not be happier with the Bloomer series as our first product. This past June we took it down to LA for Dwell On Design and gave them a big launch.Look for the Bloomer series to continue to grow as we finalize local retail outlets in the next month or so. Fingers crossed, our website will have them available very soon as well. Photo courtesy: Mikola AccuardiChris Peddecord and ATLAS | pdx