Stool Design S01

This project originated from an idea of designing a seat that appeared unstable and chaotic. I wanted to balance coarse geometric shapes and simple forms of construction with subtle curves and refined finishes.
The stool is 30″ tall. The bottom of the seat is constructed from hot-rolled, mild steel. It was painted black and scuffed to highlight coarse grind marks and mill scale. The top of the seat is polished stainless steel. The stool is titled S01. It will be auctioned at the CRUSH  Auction at the Tucson Museum of Art on March 5th.

Stool Prototype

The stool is a tri-symmetrical design constructed of stainless steel and mild steel. It is a structurally strong furniture piece inspired by modern industrial forms of design and fabrication. More to come.

Stool Design

The human invention of tools is a pivotal moment in the history of man. It separated us from animals. It carried us to a new level of existence and elevated us to the top of the food chain. When man used his hands to master tooling and crafting he became a whole new being. Ever since, people have handed down ideas and methods of creation along to the following generations. I love to see skilled, hand-crafted work. I have a lot of respect for people who learn to master techniques in various trades and artforms. As I grow as an artist, I keep my eyes focused on mastering my execution of ideas; balancing the big picture and the small details.

Desktop Drawings

Sometimes the process of creating pulls me toward a direction I don’t plan on going in. Some projects just somehow piece themselves together. Here’s the latest drawing.

Table Project

Designing something involves a sequence of steps. There are infinate possible ways to build a chair, for example. Figuring out how it will look and how it will be constructed is often times more difficult than actually constructing it. The designer must think about how it’s built, what it’s made of, how it’s used, and so on.

I love how an idea becomes a sketch, a sketch becomes a model, a model becomes a prodotype and then you have a final piece. This is a table design I’ve been thinking of for a couple months. Finally got it drawn up in Rhino 3D.