OUR creation is a modern portfolio of all our inspiration kit with AN INNOVATIVE PURPOSE BASED IN TECHNOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN. 

 

SOMETHING TO LIGHT YOUR SOUL

  • STALA

The STALA first began with an idea—to utilize Detroit’s automotive-production capacity in an innovative way: to deliver to market a non-automotive product that could set an example for future product design, fabrication, and delivery. Design Think Tank's (DTT) approach would utilize common methods in vehicle production, allowing us to maximize cost-effectiveness and the potential to improve our product.

 The opportunity came from a simple neighborhood need and vision in North Corktown: to light existing homes and new homes under construction. A Detroit neighborhood that had seen decades of deterioration, Corktown was already fast becoming a hub of contrarian methods of re-urbanization. We sought to fill this need for lighting with a custom fixture that would eclipse existing products on the market in terms of function and design, yet still be cost-effective.

Through a partnership with the Greater Corktown Development Corporation and a small contract grant through MSHDA, we were able to fund the development of a unique lighting product for new and existing residents in the North Corktown neighborhood

Inspired by the resurgence and rebirth of Corktown, STALA’s design is intended to symbolize a stalagmite rising from the ground. Fabrication was possible by partnering with Quality Metalcraft Inc. (QMC) and utilizing their capacity to deliver a custom, low-volume finished product quickly and efficiently.

 Delivery was made possible through teamwork and orchestration with the neighborhood, its residents, and a master plan that still continues to unfold into 2013. As the new year begins, STALA will help forward the rebirth of a neighborhood and the strength of new ideas, built on Detroit’s production community backbone, where the abilities of suppliers like QMC continue to transcend those of larger industries.

STALA is a product driven by :: Design Think Tank

STALA IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

North Corktown Project

The STALA first began with an idea—to utilize Detroit’s automotive-production capacity in an innovative way: to deliver to market a non-automotive product that could set an example for future product design, fabrication, and delivery. Design Think Tank's (DTT) approach would utilize common methods in vehicle production, allowing us to maximize cost-effectiveness and the potential to improve our product.

 The opportunity came from a simple neighborhood need and vision in North Corktown: to light existing homes and new homes under construction. A Detroit neighborhood that had seen decades of deterioration, Corktown was already fast becoming a hub of contrarian methods of re-urbanization. We sought to fill this need for lighting with a custom fixture that would eclipse existing products on the market in terms of function and design, yet still be cost-effective.

Through a partnership with the Greater Corktown Development Corporation and a small contract grant through MSHDA, we were able to fund the development of a unique lighting product for new and existing residents in the North Corktown neighborhood

 



STALA LITE - THE PRODUCT

DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

Organic + History + Culture


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STALA in Art & Events

STALA UNIVERSE @ KHUNSTHALLE DETROIT

STALA @ Orion Concert

STALA @ Movement

STALA @ Sculpt Detroit

Detroit Design Lab :: People Mover Architectural Conference


INSPIRATION KIT:: Mack Alive

INSPIRATION KIT:: Great Egypcian Museum Competition

INSPIRATION KIT:: Detroit

INSPIRATION KIT:: Hanging Gardens


INSPIRATION KIT:: DIRTT MEXICO


SOMETHING TO WEAR


SOMETHING TO INHABIT


SOMETHING THAT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM

STALA INFINITE - @ Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2013


SOMETHING TO STIMULATE YOUR SENSES


SOMETHING TO BROWSE