The Oval Intention Walkthrough - LP Version
The Oval Intention was a watershed product that altered the course of tent design in architecture, construction, and materials (particularly in the use of arrowshaft aluminum poles.)
This is one conversation about the Oval Intention. We will ulimately combine this with a second video shoot and break it all out a collection of youTube friendly short videos on topics such as The Name, Construction, Bucky Fuller's Role, etc, etc.
For now, here's the full long-playing nerd-a-licous version. If you've got anything to add, please use the comment form below.
Thanks much to Katy Hoffer for piecing this together and adding captions and archival photos to set the context!
Here's a message board discussion by some of the TNF originals on the OutInUnder article about... Read Story
Here's the first appearance of the Oval Intention in the 1975 North Face catalog. It's easy to see... Read Story
The Oval Intention was a watershed product that altered the course of tent design in architecture... Read Story
[Note from Al Tabor: Both Mark Erickson and Bruce Hamilton had let me know that they had good... Read Story
Q: Wasn't there some sort of 'harmonic convergence' involving inspiration from Bucky, you &... Read Story
Mark’s recollection is, as usual, very accurate. And, he is spot on about the benefit I saw in... Read Story
Al, Hap and Mark, It is great to hear you guys and the early history of the Oval Intention. I have... Read Story
- You need to have an account and be logged in for this to work.
- If you do that, you can get an email any time any of the Read More entities you select (i.e. specific people, events, etc.) have a new story told about it.
- You can create an account or login either at the top of this page or here.
Your comments are loved and appreciated.
Do us a favor -
Please take 2 minutes and give us feedback. Thanks!