Daruma Ramen

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Signage - White Oak Table Centerpieces - Black Walnut, Resin

March 2013

I designed and made the functional centerpieces for the is new ramen house on West 6th last fall in 2012. The floral decoration inlayed with resin on the sides is taken from the wall paper of the interior and  is a different color at each table. Not long after delivering the centerpieces, the owners of the establishment contacted me and asked me to collaborate with them on the sign. After starting with a concept based off tradtional japanese signage on live edge slabs, we ended up with a hand carved large wood block print design.

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Fireplace Screens and Tools

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Forged and fabricated steel
dimensions 36" x 59

made for Chateau Brion

December 2012

Mirrored see-though fireplace screens for a client's ranch in Wimberley

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Palmer Lighting

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3/4" thick Starfire kiln formed plate glass, stainless steel cable

made for David Webber Architects

2008

The glass in this fixture is meant to emulate the water seen through the windows of this fabulous lake house.

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Solarium Desk with Credenza

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mdf, solid surface counter and starphire glass

collaboration with Studio K Glass

January 2013

My first custom installation of 2013. Thanks to Kathleen Ash of Studio K for all the tips and advice on using the proper glass adhesive. One aspect of the design I didn't fully appreciate until I photographed it was how the layout with the tile creates a bit of a glass box optical illusion which is evident in some of the shots. The vertical leg is set into the tile work.

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Art Walls

Living room to kitchen

plywood, MDF, enamel paint
dimensions 8'-0"w x 12'-5"h x 3'0"d, each wall

July 2012

Architectural installation art by Margo Sawyer

House in Santa Fe, NM, by Page Sutherland Page. 

Completed in 2012, this house is most easily identified by the custom-colored rammed earth walls. 

Our role was to fabricate the joint vision of artist Margo Sawyer, architect Larry Speck, and interior designer  Wendy Dunnam Tita, in tight collaboration with builder Dave Campbell of J M Evans Construction and home owner Rick Torcasso, and definitely architect Bruce Loethen.

Discussions started a year before installation.  Wendy introduced us.  Margo and I spent a lot of time developing the construction system.  Dave Campbell worked with me directly.  He nailed the tolerences to the stepped ceiling, the fireplace, and the hidden ductwork.  The installation went perfectly.

Wendy commissioned custom furniture for the house, coffee tables, office credenza, card table.

This commission was the most professional experience I have had ever.  The early planning was crucial to achieving the quality.  The collaborators worked in a atmosphere of trust and respect.  It should always be like this.   

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Media Center

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Walnut and Eucalyptus

collaboration with Blacksmith Industries

August 2012

Walnut Cabinetry with Eucalyptus Panel Work 2012. Though this piece looks minimal there is a great deal of complex functionality and flexibility worked into the design. All the case pieces are imbedded into and through the Eucaluptus panels providing chase ways to run wiring between all units and to the floating shelves which each have a removable hatch access behind them. The shelves themselves are hanging off a very rigid steel bracket design that is bolted to the studs behind the panel work. This began as a media center with more of a traditional cabinet design and in trying to showcase and best utilize the performance of the client's high fidelity equipment, the design kept getting stripped down and ended up as an acoustic niche with two floating walnut cases and two very solid floating shelves. There is lighting directly over the shelves from the bottom side of the upper cabinet. Thanks to GoAA member Hawkeye Glenn of Blacksmith for fabricating the heavy duty (hidden) bracket for the floating shelves.

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Art Nouveau Gate

Feldman gate

Steel, Automotive Metallic Paint

made for Private Residence

December 2011

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.

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Zoltan David Galleria

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Spanish cedar and glass
dimensions Facade 20 x 20

made for Zoltan David

May 2009

Zoltan and I worked from a pencil drawing of his concept. I then brought my expertise in joinery and CNC machining to help resolve the need for a timely completion date. 

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Zoltan David at the Oasis

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Native Texas pecan and power coated steel

made for Zoltan David

May 2011

 We executed Zoltan's design in reclaimed native Texas pecan with powder-coated steel accents and structural components. The pecan was harvested on Onion Creek in Austin. The logs were cut on my sawmill and dried in the kilns located at my shop on 730 Shady Lane . 

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Uchiko Restaurant, Austin, Texas

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Walnut, Native Texas Pecan, Bronze

made for Uchiko

June 2010

AMBROSE TAYLOR LLC          

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