Architecture. Photography. Light play. Clever compositions and new perspectives. Paintings on gallery walls. Paint on brick walls. All of these inform each aspect of our work, from art to furniture and back.
We are visual stimulation junkies, and COLORWAY is the result of our continuous creative exploration. Within this special collection we open ourselves up not only to working with color, but also to incorporating different materials, and developing new styles. This is where we stretch. Deviate from structure and turn the last design on its end. This is where we daydream a color pallet or a composition and let our hands bring it to life.
COLORWAY grew from a few different pieces. Up to this point, we had only done work with black or white elements. We had this small batch of oak planks, and some of them had been painted bold Safety Orange. The unpainted oak had silvered in some places and gone chocolate in others, with crazy texture and contrast within and across the boards. We decided to work the design around getting as much of that orange pop into the piece as we could. The challenge: come up with the most visually interesting composition using only what was available in that small set of boards.
The resulting piece felt Industrial and Rustic, but it also felt modern with that orange stripe popping off. We removed the Black and White constraint, and produced a Coffee Table for an open-minded client that was interested in seeing what we could come up with. A few more in that direction brought a wild blue piece we came to call The Canal table.
The compositions were freeing up, coming together more organically than mathematically in process, but still grounded in some of the design principles and elements we embrace.