VIEW CLOSING LETTER

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)designAwards 09 Award - Flatpack Stool

    The AIGA provided us the opportunity to design and produce the awards for 2009 (Re)designAwards show. The (Re)designAwards is a design competition honoring sustainable and socially responsible work done by professionals around the world. We pulled in close friend and collaborator, Kristian Kluver to work on the concept with us and handle the eventual fabrication. After a great deal of discussion the award concept evolved into the design and eventual build of a flatpack, laser-engraved (personalized) stool.

    September 24, 2009

    Product, AIGA