Slack Lounge Chair | Spring 2015
Cherry, Feathered Canvas
I became interested in incorporating fabric under tension into my furniture after taking a traditional upholstery class. The process includes tacking hemp straps into place under enormous tension. I am drawn to the quality of fabric under tension because a soft material can become a structural component. Slack chair incorporates this idea with shape of the seat being pulled into shape by the straps underneath it. I used locally sourced cherry from the North East for the wooden frame. The straps are adjustable and can be tightened as fabric loosens over time.
Storm | Fall 2013
in collaboration with Bo Knoblauch
American Walnut, dyed epoxy inlay 12" x 16" x 12"
A hypothetical design for West Elm, modeled in SolidWorks and milled on a three axis CNC machine.
Desk Object | Spring 2014
in collaboration with Dan Dittrich, Sydney Nislow and Lucy Humphreys
Maple, Acryllic, Resin
this collaborative assignment focused on designing a manufacturing process for batch production. After designing a viable product, we developed and built custom jigs for use on standard shop equipment. Twelve in all were produced. The result is a playful desk organizer with colorful hand-painted accents.
Jewelry Box | Fall 2014
American Walnut, Leather
A customized jewelry box containing a lined leather workstation and tool drawer for jewelry making. The design was inspired by a love for creating earrings with found objects. The pull for the bottom drawer is part of an original defect in the walnut. Hand cut joinery and sliding dovetails exemplify traditional woodworking techniques