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).
(Sm: $25, Lg: $45). Gray or green factory excess wool felt or
recycled black rubber.
(Sm. $35, Lg. $45). 100 percent recycled HDPE plastic; fits CFL bulb.
($15/set of 4). Green or blue/pink factory excess wool felt or
recycled black rubber. Also available w/ placemats
($29/male or female). Recycled wood MDF core; excess wool felt dog eraser.
($29/boy or girl). Excess corkboard material; recycled wood MDF core.