About Blu Dot
Maurice Blanks & John Christakos shared a passion for art, architecture and design. After school, they went looking for modern design to furnish their first homes, but the things they could afford, they didn’t like, and the things they liked they couldn’t afford. They figured we weren’t alone.
So, along with their friend Charlie Lazor, the three of them – two architects and a sculptor – started Blu Dot in 1997. They’ve been designing things they love in their Minneapolis studio every day since.
Our goal is to bring good design to as many people as possible.
That means creating products that are useful, affordable, and desirable. To make that happen, our design process is founded on collaboration. Not just among ourselves as we play show-and-tell with concepts, but as a total collaboration from pencil and paper, materials and machines, even packaging and assembly.
We like to think that the form is almost inevitable, a by-product of the process. Our job is simply to help it emerge as beautifully and as efficiently as possible.
We design it. We stand behind it. We hope you dig it.