Hivemindesignís pieces have garnered attention not only for their economical design, which often results in zero waste in the manufacturing process, but also for their interesting use of materials, most often wood and metal combinations with exacting craftsmanship and clean, spare lines. Hiveminddesign is the partnership of Ruby Metzner and Sather Duke. For a relatively young firm, Hiveminddesign has already amassed a substantial body of work. Ruby and Sather endeavor to create unique designs that will endure both visually and physically. The duo enlists the skills and capabilities of designers, engineers, and fabricators to create functional solutions to design problems. By modifying timeless construction techniques to work with contemporary materials, processes and conditions, Hivemindesign develops work that entertains in the moment but also has lasting value.