Who doesn’t love a story about overcoming the odds? This well-crafted, modern day tale began as a casual design challenge and evolved into an innovative modular design business led by two architects with enough energy to power a small prototyping plant.
Browsing the Palm Springs Museum of Modern Art for inspiration for her next commissioned art project, Ruth Freeman stumbled upon the vacuum-formed styrene stylings of Jim Isermann (look no further than UCSF Genentech Hall for his interior work).
Unable to afford consultants or technicians, DripModule has become a DIY poster child. Spending most waking hours at TechShop San Francisco and the Drip Module design lab (formerly known as “EJ’s apartment”), they became self-taught in all areas of rapid prototyping and machine fabricating and have personally produced each Drip Series I prototype.
Fast forward six months: DripModule is enjoying the burgeoning demand for their designs and plans to adhere to their core philosophy of being a locally produced, domestically sourced small business. Their designs was picked up by large retailer and featured in the USA and Europe.
From a serving bowl entered in last year’s IIDA/HD Product Design Competition to 14 finished prototypes (from pet bowls to wall clocks), each Drip Series I design is thoughtfully sleek and iconic. Experience Drip Module at select retailers and Learn more about how Drip products are made and preview new designs in development at dripblog.