PerhapsLabs is dedicated to the pursuit of experimentation-driven design. Through trial and error, questioning the limits of form, and the willingness to play and explore, to fail and start over, the object takes shape. The story of making something should be as interesting as the object itself.
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Some prefer clean, controlled lines, rendering and mass production. Others create things slowly over time, allowing design to evolve, working with hands not computers, embracing forces of chance. Both methods are valid, and can produce stunning work. I have chosen the latter.
I had spent the better part of the year committed to exploring this method of design and making, focused on design by drip - a blend of chaos and control.
Inspired by the formation of stalactites, I set out on a experimental path and fell upon the idea of dripping and accumulation. This method would allow the drip to grow as if it had a life of its own outside of my control. As each drop of wax fell it would settle and harden as it pleased. It was more like a balancing act than my other work, and I was more an observer of the process. The end result was then cast in metal with almost no intervention to the shapes that gravity had made. The name Oroboros refers to the symbol of the snake eating its tail, both creation and destruction, an endless cycle of life and death. This name sums up both the why and the how that led to the making of this collection.
chair, 29" high, 29" deep, 22" wide
lamp, 38" long, 10" diameter
table, 14" tall, 18" diameter
Custom dimensions and finishes available for commissions.
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I was asked to work with a designer from Glow Studio
to fabricate these two lovely lights for the I. Martin bike shop in Los Angeles. The parts were all provided by the shop and I only had to make just a few small adjustments from the original design.
I have been living a stones throw away from the Adirondacks now for about 4 months, so I have been exposed to a lot of what one might call "rustic" furniture that you don't see a lot in Los Angeles. That got me thinking about wood. Then in my usual blog pilfering I ran across a short documentary about Sam Maloof. So naturally I ran out and got myself some good ol' Douglas Fur and started carving. I plan on following this up with an endless series of ever evolving chairs, tables and lamps. I will update here as I go. Let's see where this takes me.