Building on almost ten years of experience in digital manufacturing of complex wood structures, Oliver David Krieg founded odk.design in 2018. He recently joined the technology driven architecture firm LWPAC and Intelligent City as Director of Technology in Vancouver Canada. Oliver seeks to express the forces of formation in robotic fabrication, and to explore the dynamics of human, material and machine.
AESTUS is a series of stratified wooden vases exploring a new synthesis of traditional materials and modern technology. AESTUS blends material and machine. Carved from hundreds of layers of wood by an industrial robot, the vases capture the fluidity of the machine's movements in the depth of the wooden texture. Merging art and engineering, The series is meant to celebrate the emerging aesthetic potentials of contemporary wood design.