CLIENT/Project

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SUMMARY

Along with 7 individuals/small teams of designers, makers, and artists, I was commissioned to create bespoke furniture for Bok Bar.  The bar sits atop the roof of BOK, formerly Edward W. Bok Technical High School, a vocational school designed by Irwin Catharine and built in 1938. BOK has recently been under aggressive revitalization as a “center for creatives, small-businesses, non-profits, small-batch manufacturers and beyond.” 

I produced a series of furniture inspired by the geometric graphic design of Bok Bar and Memphis Design along with sketches and artworks by Rem Koolkhaas, and Bauhaus students.

PROJECT TYPE

FURNITURE DESIGN

Year

2017

LOCATION

PHILADELPHIA, PA

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Initial rendering for chair and table shapes

Initial rendering for chair and table shapes

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Furniture in progress

Furniture in progress

Initial mood boards

Initial mood boards

Welded frames

Welded frames

Process

Process

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Process image

Bases

Bases

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I also created an additional piece for Yowie, a home and life shop focused on curating small collections from friends, independent artists, and designers.

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