Outofstock : Sebastian + Gustavo + Wendy + Gabriel
Outofstock
Sebastian + Gustavo + Wendy + Gabriel
B. D., March 3, 2008
Outofstock_Story chair
Outofstock_Story chair


Design studio OutofStock was born out of a fortuitous meeting in Stockholm by four designers, Gabriel Tan and Wendy Chua from Singapore, Gustavo Maggio from Argentina and Sebastian Alberdi from Spain. One of their creation is the “Brick Bright”. Everyone has the experience of playing with Lego bricks as kids. “Brick Bright” lamps remind us of the creative spirit we used to have and enlighten us with the unlimited possibilities of building with bricks.

Outofstock_Story chair
Outofstock_Story chair


Outofstock_Story chair
Outofstock_Story chair


Outofstock_Eraser
Outofstock_Eraser


“Why outofstock?”, we get that a lot. Our design unit was born out of a fortuitous meeting in Stockholm. Gabriel Tan and Wendy Chua from Singapore, Gustavo Maggio from Argentina and Sebastian Alberdi from Spain met at the Electrolux Design Lab in November 2005. We connected, we kept in touch, we met again. After reunions in Andorra and Barcelona, we decided to collaborate. As a cross-cultural studio, we believe in celebrating both our diversity and similarities, and our work is largely inspired by both unique cultural nuances and shared global experiences.

Outofstock_Brick Bright Ceiling Lamp
Outofstock_Brick Bright Ceiling Lamp


The four members of Outofstock include Gabriel Tan, Wendy Chua, Gustavo Maggio, and Sebastian Alberdi. The first two are from Singapore, the third from Argentina, and the fourth from Spain. They met “by chance” at the Electrolux Design Lab in 2005 in Stockholm. They liked each other; they kept in touch, met again in Andorra, in Barcelona and decided to work together from the three corners of the world. Their cross-cultural group celebrates their differences as well as their similarities, and capitalizes on shared experiences. The “Momento” collection that they presented at the Salone Satellite show in April is inspired by their common childhood memories.

Outofstock_Stool
Outofstock_Stool


Outofstock_Forest Stool
Outofstock_Forest Stool


Without being overly nostalgic about it, they make the most of a shared childhood experience with its toy soldiers, Lego blocks and snow races. Childhood is long gone, but they have kept its cheerful spirit: their press kit is filed on a wood and ABS plastic USB flash drive shaped like an eraser. The table lamp “Brick Bright” - made with blocks of transparent polymer - looks like a Lego set. The lamps “Charlie” and “Bravo”, because of the shape of their bases and stance, evoke toy soldiers. The “Story” chair is inspired by a birdcage, which doubles as a storage unit. The “Winter Arrives” stools are inspired by a sled and white color, reminders of escapades in the snow.” Forest” with its ash wood base, immediately evokes leaves in the forest that crackle under the feet. It is quite an inspired creativity.

Outofstock_Sledge
Outofstock_Sledge


Outofstock_Forest Stool
Outofstock_Forest Stool


Outofstock_Platoon
Outofstock_Platoon


www.outofstockdesign.com