Happy Returns Studio

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  1. Redemptive Plastics
  2. Adopt an Ott
  3. Counterpoise [Fish out of Water]

Client Work
  1. Jenny Kendler - Close to You
  2. Jenny Kendler - Governors Island
  3. Marz Community Brewing
  4. Michael Reese Trust
  5. Norman Teague Design Studios

  1. Robotics
  2. Recycled Plastics
  3. Machine Integration
  4. Material Research & Application
  5. Analogue to Digital
  6. Digital to Analogue
  7. Large Format 3D Printing
  8. Mold Making

Happy Returns Studio —

  1. Happy Returns Studio is led by Cody Norman and Tom Burtonwood, artists and designers based in the Chicago area. Between the two of them they have over 40 years of combined experience solving creative problems and producing high touch outcomes for commissioned public art projects, commercial work and their own studio practices.

5. Norman Teague Design Studios

Happy Returns Studio was thrilled to work with Norman Teague Design Studios to help them realize their vision for the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale. Norman Teague Design Studios was commissioned by curators Tizziana Baldenebro and Lauren Leving to produce a series of recycled plastic vessels for “Everlasting Plastics” in the American Pavilion at the Biennale. Happy Returns Studio invited Norman Teague Design Studios to use our custom built plastics recycling facility and industrial fabrication equipment to produce their work for the Biennale.

Happy Returns is committed to working with post consumer recycled materials wherever possible and to decrease our overall impact on the environment by finding creative ways to reuse the by-products of our studio practice. Working with Norman Teague Design Studios on this project was a great way to align our values with exciting and innovative client projects.