The Sill wall shelf is an exploration on how thin of an overhang can be cast while still retaining strength and ease of installation. A leather piece is attached to the top of the shelf for protection of ones objects against the hard concrete surface.
Material: Concrete, Leather, Copper Tubing.
A vase that utilizes its weight to keep steady while still being warm in nature.
The Petrified Vase series was derived from a material exploration in concrete and a functional approach through CNC milling. The purpose was to utilize the properties of the concrete as a design element (weight), while still making it friendly to approach and visually pleasing with flowers. The top sections of wood were designed to be only produced through CNC milling as to better understand this process, while also creating forms that could not be done traditionally.
Materials: Concrete, Walnut, Beech, Resin.
The Blot pendent lamp strives to showcase the beauty of wood with its natural blackened exterior with white cerused details. While the natural color of the Ash works as a reflector and creates a warm peaceful glow. The copper lamp socket is press fit into a turned cork piece that holds everything together.
Materials: Ash, Cork, Oil & Wax Finish
modern + traditionally made
The Tom bag came about after finding a roll of leather tanned by Louis Vuitton and the desire to create a simple bag in both appearance and functionality. A strong influence was the merging of both modern and traditional applications of construction in one, utilizing a laser cutter to cut out the overall shape and then hand sewing and finishing the bag.
Material: Leather, Waxed Cotton Thread.
NATURAL DIFFUSED LIGHTING
Luminary devices have been designed with Minimal thought regarding the type of fixture that will be illuminating it; the only thought put into the bulb is the type of socket used or what diffuser is attached .
Instead the light should be redesigned to be in conversation with the specific bulb type it contains, in both the emphasis of the bulbs shape and its unique properties.
The Grain Series of lighting aims to emphasise the unique properties of fluorescent lighting, such as 360 degree illumination and low heat output. Fluorescent bulbs are commonly attributed to industrial ceiling lights, Grain helps to change this by taking the harsh light and diffusing it through maple veneer to create a warm ambient glow. The intensity of light given off in either ambient or directional methods is a main driving factor behind the design so that the consumer can change the lighting to suit their situation.
While studying abroad in Copenhagen for a semester I became interested in stackability and how an object looks in both its stacked and unstacked form.
Influenced by Denmark’s love of materials and well crafted design, I developed a pair of stackable chairs that emphasized both the materials and the way it is constructed. The chairs quietly stacks on top of each others felt seat, and welcomes you to sit with its simple and truthful design.
Material: Ash, Maple, Industrial Felt.
A interactive building toy that is derived off the Quadror Joint.
The identically shaped blocks connect together with magnets. When four of them are connected together they can be opened up to create a three dimensional block, which can then be connected to others. By combining three sets of four individual blocks, a hexagonal structure is made.
The Novo blocks can be easily disassembled and put back into the case which rolls up for easy storage. A toy designed for young minds but enjoyed by anyone.
Materials: RenShape, Wood, Magnets.
A simple desk with modular components for easy customization and replacement of parts.
The MatchStick desk has a cable organizer along with two desk drawers that are large enough to hold tabloid size paper. The desk top has an angle of three degrees to provide a surface that is easier on the wrist for typing on the computer. Felt was used to line the drawers to create a surface that reduced the movement of items inside when opening the drawer.
Materials: Walnut, Maple, Rubber, Felt.
The Desk Series
What other life can a discarded desk have?
I began by working with the existing drawers and making minimal exterior structures that could transform a simple desk drawer to wall shelving. The ash clamps utilize sliding dovetails to expand and encompass the size of the drawer.
The small footstool/seat was inspired by the beautiful feet on the desk and what other life a drawer might have after its life in a desk.
Materials: Old Danish Desk, Ash.
If the trees could speak what would they say?
The Olmsted Series is rooted in history by the wood it was created by. The historic Elm Tree once growing in Frederick Law Olmsteds backyard fell ill to the dutch elm disease and was donated to furniture designers for a second life. The objects created from this tree all related and told stories of key events and pleasantries during Frederick Law Olmsteds life.
I chose to produce objects that told the story of being outside and capturing the world around you, for as Olmsteds work was always focused on how we interact with nature.
4x5 Large Format Camera with Tripod-
Materials: Elm, Copper, Brass, Leather, Aluminum, Camera Componets.
Drafting tools are often tedious to use, vulnerable to error, and short in lifespan.
The aim of our project was to create tools based around an ideal of tradition, ease of use, and craft. Our multi-use product includes a main scale as well as attachable/detachable parts (center point, scribe, lead tip, and blade) for drawing circles. Our design intent for this project was to re-introduce the value of tools through and beyond their function. — Marks & Philosophy
After oil, coffee is the largest imported commodity in Iceland. A country that is in the top ten importers of coffee in the world.
Assigned to using only vacuum formed styrene for the container the Jöku cup was first made from a poplar buck and then vacuum formed over so that multiples could be made. In production either a single walled or double walled slip cast porcelain would be used to emulated the look of ice and snow. Creating an underlined humor that a hot liquid could be poured into an iceberg/glacier inspired form.
Materials: Styrene, Paper.
The Adrift Bench is the combination of an old railroad cross-tie that was found adrift, with a cast concrete support inspired by the rocks it was found on.
The black coloration of the wood is from its previous life as a cross-tie and being soaked in creosote. The driftwood was hand cut with a butterfly joint to create a supporting leg.