Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Hometown: Providence, RI.
Studio location: New Jersey and New York.
Describe what you make: Things that touch people and that people touch.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: Another Fucking Lamp, on view at Room 57 Gallery in Manhattan until February 14, 2021.
Describe the problem your work solves: I don’t think of myself as a problem-solver as much as an instigator.
Describe the project you are working on now: I’m working on commissions—for Kelly Wearstler and private clients—and a new collection involving autonomous furniture.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: “The Luminous Body,” my forthcoming series, will debut in Shanghai in February 2021 with Objective Collection.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: When I’m too busy to eat, I drink milk.
What you do when you’re not working: My life is scaffolding for my work. Outside of love, most everything I undertake—eating, sleeping, walking—is just what’s necessary to that end.
Sources of creative envy: Le Corbusier dazzles me the most. He was born with a world for a brain.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Given the choice, I’d rid myself of the smartphone and email. Communicate only by in-person and by letter.
Concrete or marble? Concrete is infinitely more versatile.
High-rise or townhouse? I don’t like people shitting above me or below me. Or anything else about high-rises, except how they may look from far away. Townhouse.
Remember or forget? ?
Aliens or ghosts? Meh.
Dark or light? Come on now.