Field Notes

Welcome to the Shape Field Office website. We're a product and graphic design firm based in San Francisco.
Visit us here to see our work and notes about things we do and like.


Check out The Field Chair on Kickstarter! The campaign closed in March but you'll be able to get your own through Madden Equipment soon. 


Our sister company, CO/OP, does all of our graphic design. Check them out here.




A couple of screenshots from a recent video shoot up in central Oregon. See more about the Field Chair here.





The Shape Field Bike was published in the new Gestalten Velo book.

We made the back cover!
...and a full spread right in the middle of the book.






The working proto is ready to go! Click here to see more images.




New products for Mighty Leaf Tea!




Introducing Shape Field Bike A lightweight porteur-inspired beauty built by Nick Riddle. Pretty pictures after the jump




Juniper's new look. Shape worked with John McNeil Studio to develop and maintain a new Industrial Design language for Juniper Networks. We then designed a few to get them rolling. Click here to see more.




Our friends and neighbors at Future Cities Lab just laser cut us a beautiful walnut panel for the Field Bike. We're fine tuning the details on the bike now and will have some pro photos to show soon.




Here's a sneak peek at a bag we designed this month. The client will be showing it at Outdoor Retailer.




Our good friend, Nick Riddle, built Shape a gorgeous workhorse of a bike.It's a modern take on a classic Porteur and we couldn't be more excited to build it out. See more images here.




Michael Ditullo, a creative director at frog design, wrote a flattering article for the design blog Core77 about the Junior critiques for the class Karson taught at CCA. They were held at the frog design SF office over the course of two days and the work was very well received by a panel of top professionals in the industry. Read the article here.




Adithya Sambamurthy/The Bay Citizen
The New York Times gives a nod to "the skyscraper on its side" that happens to be the home of our studio. Read the full article here.





Mary and Karson designed and made the invitations and thank you gifts for their wedding in 2009.
Click here for more process and production photos.




We made a chair! Here is Karson sitting in the first working prototype of the Field Chair.
You can see more images here...





Karson set up a tour and critique at Scribe Winery in Sonoma for the ID class he's teaching at CCA.
Read more...





Fellowship of the Ring. Karson designed an engagement ring for Mary more than 2 years ago.
Let's take a look at the process. Read more...





We just got a glass filled nylon SLS today to test for the full sized proto of the Field Chair. Pretty exciting.
Here's the manufacturing process we'd like to use.

Read more about the Field Chair...