April 2011 Newsletter

CURIOUS NEWS (A $40K Prefab Container)

The units are lined with bamboo, a highly sustainable wood because it grows like, well, bamboo, and the siding is rot-resistant cedar. Shipped from the manufacturing plant in China 90% complete, it takes 5-7 days to finish up the installation with nothing more than a screwdriver and a hammer, according to one of the design partners in the four man company, Christos Marcopoulous of Toronto’s Studio. Along with fellow designer Jason Halter, their goal is to maintain a high design quality, while MEKA founder Michael de Jong streamlines the delivery and installation process and Stephen Do supervises construction in Ningbo, China. The price? A cool $39,000. In downtown Manhattan.