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.
Contact Adam : firstname.lastname@example.org
Custom dimensions and finishes available on most furniture.
Shop on Etsy
OR in the real world at my studio 1933 S Broadway #1130, Los Angeles, CA 90007
I found a random board near the end of a disappointing dumpster dive, and promptly set it aside for 6 months. Then, I had some steel left over from a gig, so I had the idea to make this as a product, a small table that's dimensions are based on the nicest piece of wood I can literally find. I intend to use a thicker stock of rod on the next few (3/4 perhaps) but the length and width will be determined by the best wood I can find to recycle. No two will be alike, and I will just keep making them as long as someone wants one.
I have since revised the design and will be making them more like this in the future
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 have spent the better part of the year committed to exploring a 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. I wanted to make a chair, table, and lamp as a tribute to the collection I made for my entrance portfolio that started my career at Art Center. As each drop of wax fell it would settle and harden as it pleased, and it was all I could do to try and manage the form of the thing I was making. It was more like a balancing act than any design I have done, and I was as much an observer of the process as its master. The end result was then sent to be 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 each piece in this collection, and to the very nature of design itself.
chair, 29" high, 29" deep, 22" wide
lamp, 38" long, 10" diameter
table, 14" tall, 18" diameter
Custom dimensions and finishes available for commissions.
To purchase originals please visit my etsy
No alarm today. No commute. The coffee is ready, the sun is barely warm, and your book is calling. All there is to do is curl up and drink in the day.
Thin steal frame with leather seat and now in string
Inspired by the movement of squid and octopi this simple table is folded from a single sheet of cnc cut alucabond.
(updated design coming soon!)
Arru refers to the path that the dead take to the afterlife in Egyptian mythology. This outdoor lighting is made from reclaimed fence posts and hand-hammered copper reflectors.
In 2010 I had an internship at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Flintridge California. Since that time I have been contracted to design and or build several projects for JPL. The Finesse Space telescope was a proposed mission that I build a half scale model for their Site visit. I was sent the .stl file and after all the paperwork was done, I had a week for fabrication. Thank the gods for laser cutters!
The other pictures are of a display stand I designed and built to hold an EcoSphere, which was originally developed at JPL and was selected for an installation in one of the administration building on their campus.
Red was a simple stretched fabric installation at the Art Center Hillside campus. I was teamed up with Mat Grayson and asked to make something vibrant, using cloth. We experimented with the fabric and found that we could get a 48-inch-wide piece to cover a much larger area, using strategically places slits and tension.