I have a new design crush. And its name is FUZ.
Berkeley-based industrial designer Josh Jakus — best known for UM handbags — wears the three tenant design mantra of his new-ish home accessories line, FUZ, loud and proud: “Unusually smart. Sustainably produced. Made in the USA.”
Take a look at these offerings from FUZ, including the new Curly Lamp. Jakus works with recycled or excess materials — HDPE plastic, felt, rubber, wood, etc. — when possible in an efficient production process (high yields, low energy use).
Floppy Baskets (Sm: $25, Lg: $45). Gray or green factory excess wool felt or recycled black rubber.
Dusty ($29/male or female). Recycled wood MDF core; excess wool felt dog eraser.
Corky ($29/boy or girl). Excess corkboard material; recycled wood MDF core.