TAUT seating features elemental combinations of bent and welded stainless steel rod over which leather seats and backs are stretched and hand stitched. Uniquely shaped by the application of heat to the stretched leather, the look is structured yet airy and produces a comfortable, supportive seat. TAUT seating includes a chair, armchair, and stools. Prototypes produced for the inaugural Maison&Objet Americas Rising Talent exhibition.
Stainless steel and leather
Named for the lap joints that make up its structure, Lap table serves the basic function of a side table with a place for reading materials. When viewed straight on, the form, structure, and function are revealed to be in perfect harmony. Constructed by hand using traditional joinery techniques.
Ash, cherry, walnut, white oak
L 15.5" D 15.5" H 24"
Produced by Casey Lurie Studio 2012-2021
Milk Drum is an understated lamp designed to fit seamlessly into any situation without calling too much attention to itself. To do that, the number three was pressed into service, beginning with a base that features three legs placed at equidistant points around a circle. Meanwhile the height of the legs and the height and diameter of the shade are all two-thirds of the overall height of the lamp.
Blackened bronze base; milk glass diffuser
H 12" Diameter 8"
Produced by DWR 2015-2020
FRAGMENT OF A HEAD2019
Atlas Unlimited, a transnational collaborative led by visual artist Karthik Pandian and choreographer Andros Zins-Browne, asked me to collaborate on a work for their exhibition at 80WSE in New York. Their project, a combination of sculpture and storytelling with iterations in galleries around the world, explored tracing the flows of people, art, and artifacts across geographies and cultures in the past, present, and future.
The work I was asked to design and produce is a display case, which holds a fragment of a limestone sculpture by Zakaria Almoutlak, and is imagined as a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Turkish tea table. The inlaid wood and decorative details of the traditional tables are subtly referenced by laminated strips of white oak which are cut at an angle on the ends, creating the distinctive legs. The glass is held together with delicate 3D printed brass connectors which allow the panes to float.
Karthik Pandian and Andros Zins-Browne w/ Zakaria Almoutlak and Casey Lurie
Limestone, glass with brass hardware, white oak
Photo credits: Carter Seddon
Stick Table evolved out of experiments with traditional Japanese joinery. A unique locking tenon joint allows three pieces of wood to be joined at 120 degree angles. The joint is repeated throughout the table resulting in a symmetrical branching form which supports a 1/2" piece of hardened glass. Stick Table was first exhibited during Tokyo Designers Block in 2003.
White oak or blackened white oak
Natural oil and wax finish
L 37" D 37" H 15"
Prototyped by Idee, 2003. Produced by Casey Lurie Studio 2012-2020