we seek less complex, more versatile tools: accessible yet fundamentally adaptable. we believe these parameters are most directly achieved through minimalistic design, enabling users to more quickly discover new ways to work, play, and connect. we see flexibility not as a feature but as a foundation.
monome is brian crabtree and kelli cain. we met in art school where our initial collaborations included electro-mechanical installations, films, and music. now we live and work in the mountains of upstate new york where we also tend apple orchards, nubian goats, streams, and forests.
monome is operated on a human scale. we use local suppliers and manufacturers with whom we've created long-term, trusting relationships. environmental and economic sustainability are critical considerations in our design process. we believe in beautiful design and quality craftsmanship. editions are produced in short runs according to demand. staying small affords the flexibility to pursue interesting new directions, not simply commodify established trends.
in 2013 we were joined by trent gill who continues to contribute innumerably.
for those wanting to know a little bit more, we decided to publish a conversation amongst ourselves.
what is this? what is going on?
that is a good question. we discuss it collectively here.
where are the old videos?
what is monome?
we are minimalists. maybe less is more.