furniture

Product Design

New Work: Rocking Chair Concept

I'm taking part in a design challenge for fully 3D printed furniture, and this is my entry for the contest. The shape of the chair was largely influenced by a major constraint of the competition, which is that all designs must be able to be printed in a single loop in order to qualify. This means that the print head must be able to constantly travel in an unbroken chain from beginning to end of the print and cannot cross into open space at any time during the print.

Aside from the regular challenges of designing conventionally made furniture and 3D printable objects, designing 3D printable furniture with the additional mentioned constraints is tenfold the former. Achieving a form I thought was pleasing, that also fell within all the criteria of the competition required a lot of iteration, honestly, more than I'd usually have to do before arriving at a happy place design-wise. A true challenge for me, and a good exercise in getting out of my comfort zone.

The top 10 contestants get to have their designs made at full scale and get one for themselves as well. So, if I can manage to place, I will actually get to sit on this thing, otherwise it may never be made at full scale, but, you can see it at 1:6 scale below.

Furniture, Custom Woodwork, Custom Furniture

New Work: Custom Standing Desk

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New Work: A custom Standing desk in North American Beech and powder coated steel.

I’m very happy to see this completed; the beech looks really great against the RAL 7033 powder coating, which was chosen by the client (she could not have chosen a more perfect color, in my opinion). The color of the powder coating has a long military history, including german war tanks and submarines and dates back as far as WWII. The use of a unique color for furniture is refreshing to say the least and it’s a welcome change from the standard black or white that is usually chosen for powder coating.

The shape of the frame is another unique element that I was happy to incorporate into the design of the desk; I enjoy using rigid geometry and architectural structure in my furniture work and it’s not often that I get to, so I was very pleased to have the chance with this project.

I think this will win for my favorite project of the year.

New Work: Custom Retail Display Case

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It took me about six months, but I finally got some shots of a couple of add-on fixtures I did for In VIntage We trust back in the spring. A lit wall cabinet for pins and patches which incorporates some vintage olive drab and some expanded steel shelving for caps join the rest of the fixtures I did for them last fall.

IVWT has just launched a brand new website and a few collaborative projects of their own in store, including my favorite, their collaborative collection with Ebbets Field Flannels. If you are in toronto and like well curated vintage put IVWT on your to do list, if you aren’t in Toronto their online shop launches soon, so keep an eye out for that.

In Vintage We Trust
1580 Queen St. West
Toronto, Canada

Instagram: @invtgwetrust

Custom Furniture, Custom Woodwork

New Work: Custom Writing Desk

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I just finished off this custom American Cherry writing desk yesterday afternoon, which I designed and built for a couple of friends’ home office.

American Cherry, solid steel with an antique gun metal patina and dovetailed Maple drawer boxes.