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About the Artist
Growing up in urban Europe I was exposed to a lot of different styles of furniture. The designs philosophies and forms that impacted me the most are the Modern Classics coming out of the Bauhaus movement and Scandinavian furniture from the 1950’s. While these styles are still the driving force that informs my work along with their philosophy of “less is more”, my now rural landscape of living at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Madison, Virginia aspire in me to blend the modern with the rawness of my rustic environment. To achieve this fusion I use textures, patterns, and colors to add compelling elements to my stylized, simple, modern shapes of furniture and merging this less with more. My all wood lounge chair with red elm base and patterned wooden top is a great example of this fusion - the frame has a minimal design, reduced to only what is necessary, while the seat has texture, color, and a rustic earthiness by adding small individual tiles of painted and distressed wood which - in this case - are arranged to look like a traditional basketweave pattern. Lives and works in Madison, VA.