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Monday the 22nd, August 2011

Nearly seven years have passed and much has changed since the inception of Cypher13.

Now we are two, Todd Berger and Lucian Föhr. Together, we have grown considerably - in principle, in thought, and in capacity - but not in number.

We have grown in practice.

We have chosen to pursue quality in all things - over quantity. This has come to define our craft and those with whom we wish to partner and to serve. We have chosen objectivity over subjectivity, accountability over bureaucracy, and personal responsibility over ambiguity.

And so, we have decided to close Cypher13 and to open a new design studio. We will usher in a new era of socially significant, lasting, far-reaching work.

We will strive to do better.

Goodbye Cypher13.

Welcome Berger & Föhr.

Sincerely,
Todd Berger
Lucian Föhr

  • AIGA



    (Re)design Flatpack Stool

    The (Re)designAwards 09 Award - Flatpack Stool design/build collaboration with Kristian Kluver. All fabrication and production performed by Kluver. Laser-engraving by Kurt Barbee of Laser Tag Cartel. The AIGA provided us with only one requirement, "the award must fit in a USPS large flat rate box, 12" x 12" x 5.5". Requirement met. All materials utilized were reclaimed. You can see all the (Re)designAwards winners here.

    NOTE: When provided the opportunity to design this award we immediately determined a need for function over useless decoration. We sought to design and build an award in line with the tone and goals of the contest it would eventually come to symbolize. We'd like to think we did just that.

    September 25, 2009

    Product, AIGA