dINING tABLE & cHAIRS
As part of the Solar Decathlon, we built this transforming dining table and stacking multi-use chairs to accommodate the shifting uses of the home. The table is constructed of thermally treated ash and book-matched white birch ply, with steel reinforced leaf supports. The chairs are built from the same thermally treated ash, with a lamination of cork, fiberglass, and carbon-fiber to form the seating surface.
This dining set was completed in conjunction with the other members of Team Massachusetts 2011.
This wall hung bar shelving calls upon Mid-Century Modern aesthetics to complement the above dining table and chairs. Constructed of the same thermally treated ash, white birch, and steel hardware, it completes the dining set in the heart of the home. The traditional dovetail joinery and crisp and minimal form capture the revered simplicity of an earlier time.
This rendition of an "Art & Crafts" style coffee table blends traditional joinery, contemporary form, and 100% recycled woods to create a delicate, yet sturdy furnishing.
The "Urban Adirondack" is an adaptation of the classical Adirondack chair in response to the ever-changing requirements of city life. The design was created under the parameters set out by the Battery Conservancy in NYC as part of a competition. Lightweight and durable, stackable and movable, the "Urban Adirondack" is a lounge chair fit for the city.
Light, as a fundamental element of our built and natural environment, is always worth designing for. This luminary is an exploration in form as much as it is in light. Materials include Ipe hardwood, White Oak hardwood, and steel.
This medicine cabinet is built from choice Poplar heartwood and American Walnut, as part of an exercise in traditional joinery. The dark Walnut contrasts the white Poplar to accent the half blind dovetails and the heartwood floating panel.