Blu Dot – Minneapolis MN

The three Blu Dot creators were college friends and shared a passion for art, architecture, and design. After they left college and began to furnish there first homes, they didn’t like the stuff they could afford and they couldn’t afford the stuff they liked. They figured they were not alone and they were naïve enough to try and do something about it. Blu Dot was born in 1997.

“Our goal is to bring good design to as many people as possible. Which means creating products that are useful, affordable, and desirable. To make that happen, our design process is founded on collaboration. Not just among ourselves as we play show-and-tell with concepts, but a total collaboration between pencil and paper, materials and machines, even packaging and assembly. We like to think that the form is almost inevitable, a by-product of the process. Our job is simply to help it emerge as beautifully and as efficiently as possible.”

2010 ICFF Editors Awards Body of Work – Blu Dot
Each year at the ICFF, a panel of the hippest and most in-the-know U.S. and international editors bestows the ICFF Editors Awards. The awards are among the industry’s highest accolades, a summit of success for designers and manufacturers in the field of contemporary furnishings.