The Bench

The Bench is created from reclaimed and fsc certified cherry. The natural shape in which the tree grew created the organic flow of the piece. It is finished with oil and wax. Recycled metal pipe supports the back.

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The Curious Palate – Mar Vista

A deli cafe with excellent fresh, organic food bought from local farmers’ markets.

Owners Elliot and Mark wanted a rustic look for their new restaurant. Looking at it in its original state as a fast food taco joint, I imagined opening up the flat, wide ceiling. This created a perfect open and airy feeling.

I used reclaimed douglas fir as a repeating element for the chalk board, the tables, the cash register and the community table in the patio dining area.

These are made of reclaimed 17 foot long Douglas Fir beams. The lighter stripe in the middle from the restaurant table tops are new FSC certified Doug Fir, this I added as a design element. All wood is finished with natural oil.

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Bamboo Bed

I wanted to use a sustainable green material to create a piece of bedroom furniture that is both modern and comfortable.

The shape of the headboard is modeled after the human spine, and thus extremely comfortable for sitting and lying back without the aid of pillows.

The bed is treated with a natural oil that brings out the beauty of the bamboo.

The nightstands are bamboo with solid walnut inlay and appear to be a closed cube until a front drawer opens with an easy pull.

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Glass Armonica Case

Trueblood composer Nathan Barr uses this glass armonica invented by Ben Franklin in many of his scores. He asked me to build a contemporary, protective, attractive case and seat for it. Wood is fsc oak. mitered corners. traditional wood joints. Finished with oil and wax.

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Floating Desk

The Challenge was to create a desk without any legs. I remembered from my architecture studies in Germany how torque works. I used that knowledge and anchored the desk in the wall.

It extends from the wall out to 7 feet into the room and is able to support any body weight on the end. Material is wheat board, structural support metal and High pressure laminate (indoor air certified)

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Entertainment Center

A contemporary piece with clean lines and knob-free pop open doors. Audio equipment is hidden behind these perforated steel, wooden framed doors.

Thus it’s possible to use the remote control without opening the doors, keeping the furniture dirt free. There is a spacious shelf underneath the equipment area for art books and personal items. Made out of Wheatboard and sprayed with Aura Paints.

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