fahz began as an overly ambitious Mother's Day gift from Nick to Martha. Rather than designing a single vase, Nick decided to design a generative vase design system. Drawing from his background as an architect and computational designer
, Nick utilized customized software (Rhino
, etc.) to produce a detailed parametric model. The original idea was to update the file with new profiles once a year (children grow), thereby solving the Mother's Day gift conundrum once and for all. It was only as Martha began to show the vase to friends and family that they began to think about ways to expand the project. fahz was officially launched with a successful Kickstarter campaign
in January 2015.
Nicholas Desbiens is an architect and computational designer in Brooklyn, New York. Passionate about the potential of new design methodologies and concomitant ways of thinking to transform our emotional, experiential and intellectual lives, he founded Desbiens Design Research as an incubator for new ideas.
Martha Desbiens is a landscape architect in Brooklyn, New York. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in designing and managing large and small-scale projects that focus on innovative and environmentally-friendly design techniques.