These Ice Cast Bronze side tables are the first furniture pieces created using the ice casting process. The unusually frigid Chicago winter allowed me to begin working at a larger scale by moving the process outdoors and not being constrained by the size of my freezer. Table tops and legs were created separately and combined once they are cast in bronze. The finished pieces are given a black patina and rubbed back to expose the raw bronze.
The Formation Cocktail Table is created from laser-cut steel plate with a custom bronze patina. Bronze colored glass is set in the top to create a deep monochromatic warm color-scheme.
The legs of the cast-glass “Float Trays” fit perfectly into the X-shaped recess carved into the turned, solid oak base. The result is a removable tray-top side table created from only 2 elegant materials and no fasteners.
Glass tops are offered in a number of different color choices. Bases are offered in white oak, red oak and walnut with a number of available finishes.
The Bully Table is constructed from aluminum with a custom patina. Four quarter-inch thick plates are laser cut, formed, and plug welded to create the base with no visible fasteners. The half-inch thick aluminum top registers on the base with four hidden pins.
The visually bulky legs with thin profile, coupled with the merging curves of the base plates create a visually dramatic effete as one moves around the table's perimeter. The Bully Table is also be available with a number of patinas as well as glass top options.
Hot casting wax is poured into a cavity in a block of ice and the rapid cooling creates a chaotic texture. The result is cast in bronze using the lost wax process. The finished pieces are given a black patina and rubbed back to expose the raw bronze. Limited edition.
Kiln cast glass. Commission for Collection West.
The Apoc Lamp is created using simple, honest, raw materials and construction techniques to create a very unique, beautiful, functional desk lamp with the utmost ease of production and shipping.
The warm white LEDs are set into a routed channel in the lamp head and are diffused by a thin strip of etched Lexan. The jack at the back end of the lamp head allows the cord to be disconnected from the lamp for shipping. The legs, lamp head, and stem are shaped as a dovetail joint allowing the parts to slide into position. The lamp can be shipped in a tube then simply assembled by the purchaser.
The lamp is currently offered in walnut and oak and can be purchased through the web store.
Cast bronze with antique bronze patina. Designed for Collection West.
These pendant fixtures utilize a magical material that was created in the late 1940s. While these pieces look as though they might be paper or fabric they are neither. Steel wire frame are created and then sprayed to crate a cocoon like membrane. These fixtures are made to order. Custom designs are available on a case to case basis.
The Cradle Cocktail Table uses a single two-leg, corner component to create a cocktail table with almost endless customizability. The cast-bronze legs fit perfectly against the large radius on the under-side of the table tops. The length and width of the the tops can be customized for specific needs.
Commission for Neidhardt.
These MacGyverish lamps utilize common, humble materials and a lashing technique to create an interesting ad hock lighting piece. The lamps can either be hung as a pendant or used as a table lamp. Each piece is hand made and a bit different from the next.
Commission for Collection West.
Commission for Leucos.
The Dub Modular lighting system is created using one replicated module to accomplish several different lighting applications. The parts are to be assembled by the purchaser and allow endless lighting possibilities. They can also be taken apart and reassembled when one configuration grows tired.
Each Dub Module as well as its fasteners will be made from polypropylene. The entire piece is designed for disassembly making recycling at the end of the products life very simple. The parts nest together allowing the entire piece to be packed down to a fraction of its size for ease of transport.
With Thom Moran, Michael Savona, Caroline Linder, and Lisa Smith, we constructed a "factory" in the 12x12 gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art. We worked in the space during the week of the installation, producing multiples of hand-crated balloons for museum guests to purchase.
The factory functioned as a workspace and spectacle at once. Through it, we explored in a direct way, collapsing production, distribution, and consumption into one space. The project combined elements of industrial production and hand craft to demystify the production processes behind familiar objects, in this case a balloon, by making them visible and explicit.
The second iteration of the Balloon Factory was a small off site installation in Japan Premium Beef, a small butcher shop in the NoHo area. We created several balloons which resemble cuts of meat.
Almost every time you have to wait for something there is something in the immediate area, like a signpost, which tells you that this is where you wait. The Paraseat (an adaptation of the word parasite), has no structural elements of its own but relies on its host, the structural elements that are already in place in the urban landscape. It is a portable, and temporary seating device for the urban hurry-up and waiter.