San Francisco-based transdisciplinary designer-makers Christopher Yamane and Matthew Johnson—a.k.a. SuperDuperStudio—experiment with systems, processes, appropriation, collage, and production methods to create works that are at once singular and accessible.
SuperDuperStudio’s otherworldly Satellites project began as an investigation into a system for making functional objects that could be produced by anyone up for following a set of DIY instructions and manifested differently each time. The uniqueness of each kinetic piece arises from the algorithmically generated joints, arranged according to the position of the moon at the time of production.
Following on the success of the idea—and to save you the trouble of fabricating the parts yourself—SuperDuperStudio is now offering pre-made, one-of-a-kind Satellites kits, which include maple wood rods, stainless steel joints, and electrical components.
Each piece is totally unique and may not look exactly as depicted here. Some assembly is still required, and shipping lead-times run between 12 and 15 weeks.