"If only you could design just one good chair in your life...but you simply cannot.” -Hans Wegner
Deceivingly complex to design and very challenging to build, The Chair is a classic rite of passage for designers. I wanted to create a sitting chair. My strongest inspirations came from Hans Wegner, the Eames DCM Chair, Eero Saarinen’s Womb Chair, and random forms I found inviting.
Inspired by the crashing waves of Salt Point, California.
I had first experimented with this color palette and technique when prototyping Friends + Mentors. In the end, I decided to keep it black and white, but returned to those explorations for these pieces.
Paper & paint
various sizes (approx. 7' x 2')
I designed these steel planters to stand alone, as well as nest into each other, and chose gold paint for the interior surfaces to catch sunlight through the leaves. Their forms are inspired by the powerful photography of Camille Seaman.
Each face of this lamp is made of multiple sheets of paper stacked upon each other. I cut shapes into each layer, so when they are stacked, the layers vary the amount of light which shows through, creating these patterns of light and shadow.
Bikes may be convenient for getting around the city, but they’re not so convenient for city-living. In tighter urban spaces like apartments, offices, and studios, storing your ride can pose a challenge. We were approached by Urban Space Interiors to design and build a stand-alone storage solution for the urban bike rider. I designed this rack to keep your bike and gear accessible, but still keep your space efficient and looking good.
Designed & built by Sarabi Studio