This year my company turns 20.
Since 1992 I design and manufacture plywood furniture, mostly for children. My first shop was in Tribeca. Then I moved to Dumbo and for the last 12 years I’ve been in Red Hook.
I have participated of many trade shows, including: ICFF (New York), Accent on Design (NY), ABC (Las Vegas) and the BKLYN DESIGNS show, in Brooklyn.
I admire the furniture and architecture of Gerit Rietveld, the factory produced pieces by Jean Prouve, the sculpture and the writings of my hero, Donald Judd, who I briefly met at his Green Street studio in 1992.
My designs are guided by what I call “practical minimalism”, a straightforward approach that prizes functionality and the efficient use of materials well above stylistic considerations. My pieces are more “constructed” than “designed”, and like sawhorses or temporary scaffolding, they are simple and easy to make.
I find these constructions beautiful, even if there was never an intention to make them pretty. There is something inarguable about them. They are what they are and there is no pretension, no “style”, no “look”. Common sense, experience and repetition is the best formula to guarantee good results.