Flare Coat Hook

Date:
2018

Material:
Slip Cast Porcelain and Stoneware






In Development


Reimagining a universal object through unique geometries, Flare can be placed directly on the wall or snapped onto a bleached oak backing plate. Its distinctive shape and simple integrated mounting bracket enable 2 hanging orientations.








Shinola Canfield Collection

Date:
2017

Material:
Stainless Steel, Leather, Plastic


Designed at:
Astro Studios

Client:
Shinola Detroit

The Canfield Collection is Shinola’s first entry in the Hi-Fi headphone market. Over 3 years Shinola Detroit and Astro Studios collaborated to establish a design language and a suite of premium audio products. The Canfield on ear and and over ear models reflect Shinola’s commitment to heirloom quality construction and the American manufacturing industry. Each headphone is constructed of stainless steel components, top grain leather, and tested by hand in Detroit.







Lenticular Coasters

Date:
2018

Material:
Slip Cast Porcelain and Stoneware






In Development

Inspired by the experiential nature of lenticular printing, these coasters are slip cast from porcelain or stoneware. Circular and square units are simple explorations on classic geometry.  Variations stack easily and can be combined with each other to serve as a trivet for larger items.





Bow Lamp

Date:
2014

Material:
Steel, Aluminum, Ash


Designed at:
Observatory


Bow is a sleek suspended linear fixture that combines natural wood with more traditional sheet metal elements. The sculpted laminated ash limbs wrap around the light source and flow into crisp, minimal powder-coated shade and reflector components.

Bow is designed to provide a blend of direct and indirect illumination to wash both wall and work surfaces in light.  

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Doko Collection

Date:
2016

Material:
roto-molded plastic, foam, mesh and other upholstery options


Designed at:
Observatory

Client:
Keilhauer

Doko is a collection of poufs and ottomans suited for various informal collaborative situations.
Doko comes in a variety of sizes and heights: a perch at chair height, a small child-sized seat, an ottoman-seat height and a large lounge piece available at ottoman height. Durable plastic Dokos are ideal for high traffic areas and a knit covered version provides a cozy, at-home feel. Both versions come with attached cushions for comfort in a round or rounded square shape and the option of an Active Seating base which requires users engage core muscles while sitting.

Awards: 2016 Interior Design HiP award, 2016 Interior Design "Best of Year", Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award







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