These brackets were designed in 2013 for an exhibition. Since then, several dozen more have been made and soon will be available for purchase. For now, check out recent images of the process. These brackets were milled and trimmed to size at sculptor Jon Kessler's studio in Brooklyn, NY. Thanks for lending your space Jon, xo
Lines are like magic. In space, they can adorn or even change perception of a room. In recent research for a project, the use of inlay became a the source for embellishment of a material, branding, and in dividing space.
The following images outline the use of an inlay in a series of applications - as a construction detail, to furniture, as surface treatment.
Cigue is a Paris based Interior Architecture studio. Projects marry construction and design such that the process is simple and visible in their design work. See more of their work HERE
Adornment is integrated within the buildout, palette is defined by the material used. The result is clean, unpretentious, financially reasonable and effectively brands the space.
"Tarkashi, or the craft of brass inlay in wood, can be traced back to the late 19th century. Like wood carving, it was closely associated with architecture. Floral and geometric designs were inlaid through a painstaking process into the surface of hard woods. The earliest products were khadaun, wooden slippers worn by pious Hindus who considered leather footwear to be unclean. Contemporary products often combine brass inlay with wood carving, and include articles like tables and boxes."
As an extension of last week's post, this week's post highlights the WOMEN that have impacted Scandinavian design and some their works. The line-up required a fair amount of digging, but I came back with some gems. These women are notable not only for their work as product designers, but also for their participation in the visual arts, packaging, and the literary scene during their time. Make sure to click on the links to get more information about each of their trailblazing careers -