I strive to make objects that actively engage the user. I pursue this idea in my furniture, domestic objects, and wearables. My design work is aesthetically minimal but also seeks to engage and inform the user with subtle hints or overt gestures.
Hot & Heavy
Cast Iron & Maple Wood
In the world of domesticated teapots, Hot & Heavy is their feral equivalent. It is a tea service utilizing the traditional material of iron, but maintaining a minimal form typical of many kettles. Hot & Heavy embodies this essential form. Egg shaped with a curved facet on its’ underside, it rocks forward dispensing tea. Absent however, are the handles to which we are accustomed, replaced by a pair of indentations which the user must utilize with a magnetic prosthesis. Much like cast iron tea services of centuries past, Hot & Heavy relies on that same attention to ritual, process and patience. Every action is guided by simple nudges in the appropriate indents, preserving the integrity of the form, while proving a unique experience of preparation and ritual.
Redesign for Brookstone Labs. Design Patented. With wireless remote.
Table for 8
2012 Maple, Polycarbonate, Polystyrene
Table for 8 is a table to seat 8 or more. It utilizes modular tabletop panels which nest inside its frame. The maple off-kilter frame extends just beyond the table surface giving a sense of division to the table space. The tabletop panels made from layers of corrugated polycarbonate are enveloped in a cloak of melted white plastic; bound together, frozen in time.
Vine is a lighting concept of objects that function under tension. LED embedded resin pods are suspended on a steel cable which act as the power supply. Low voltage travels through the pods at one end and exits out the other. Both the light and the body of the lamp are reliant upon the tensioned relationship between top and bottom cables.
Wallpaper Can Be Anything!
WPCBA is a functional shelving/table/lighting installation inspired by the natural movements of falling wallpaper. The forms created from folds in paper made rigid to create functionality amidst a sense of dilapidation.
Steel Tube, Aluminum and Brass
Spine chair seeks to draw a functional chair from the simplest two-dimensional expression of a chair. Rolled aluminum is braced around the steel tubing while brass fittings connect the seat to the central spine.
2012 Bent Steel, LEDs
Leaning lamp is a simple low voltage lamp designed to light a space by simply casting light against a wall creating an indirect ambient glow. The larger floor lamp lights the corner of a room while the smaller desk lamp plugs into a laptop via USB, lighting the work surface.