A sculptural rocking chair. An original design by Ironwood Industries.
A gate for a client in West Austin. An original design by Ironwood Industries. Inspired by the Art Nouveau Period, and influenced by the work of Alphonse Mucha, a Czech artist from the 1900s.
This is July 14, 2011. This is a typical day for us in Coupland, Texas.
These projects were commissioned by Castleview Productions for their new office in central Austin. We designed these projects to meet their budget, and we built and delivered everything to meet their time frame. During the design phase, they gave us plenty of room to use our imaginations. To keep costs down, we specified stained maple, painted formaldehyde-free mdf, and ordinary steel. And we even used a salvaged stainless steel refrigerator door for the bar in the kitchen!
The Umasi Collection is specifically designed to blur the line between furniture and sculpture - with perfect panels that collide into organic elements.
Because Umasi is largely built of salvaged materials, it clearly comments on the nature of our consumer society. But it's also a ready platform for other forms of social commentary, with references to art history, contemporary culture, and even the politics of war.
We hope you enjoy Umasi.
The BigLittle Series is a dynamic line of furniture that's playfully named for it's union of large and small volumes, Chronically off-center, it features bold colors and a range of customizable configurations.
And BigLittle treads lightly on the environment, with choices that include formaldehyde-free materials and low-VOC finishes.