About a month or so ago I was approached by our upstairs neighbor about renting out one of the garages in our apt building to create high end designer furniture. I of course said hell yes. This was a way of getting my hands back on some metal. As much as I've tried to get away from working with metal I always love it when I come back.
In the past week we've gotten the space cleared and have started building coffee tables, credenzas, shelves/sconces and we have a dinner table on the way that has a Jaguar hood incorporated in it.
Sascha Eiblmayr is the neighbor I speak of, for those like me who didn't know, was a freaking supermodel in the '90s,posing for Guess, Luis Vitton, Versace and others. He may still be big in Japan but to me he's my fun neighbor who I get make stuff with. He paid his way through college doing carpentry work and now he gets to splinter up his hand again.
Our pieces are a beautiful marrying of wood and metal, using amazing patinas on the metal and using California Walnut and Costal Oak wood in the designs.
Stay tuned, pictures will be posted very soon...
Art collective located in Southern California