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FLY-ASH CHAIR A SUSTAINABLE CHAIR DESIGNED WITHIN A COLLABORATIVE CLASS WITH EMECO. THIS PIECE UTILIZES COAL WASTE LOCAL TO EMECO PRODUCTION FACILITIES IN PENNSYLVANIA; FALLING IN LINE WITH THEIR COMPANY ETHOS AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN LANGUAGE
COAL FLY ASH MAKES CONCRETE STRONGER AND MORE DURABLE. IT ALSO REDUCES THE NEED TO MANUFACTURE CEMENT, RESULTING IN SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ABOUT 14 MILLION TONS IN 2017 ALONE.
BURNING COAL RESULTS IN A FINE ASH CALLED FLY ASH WASTE WHICH DOES NOT TRAVEL UP THE SMOKESTACK. FLY ASH CREATES TOXIC WASTE: 44 TONS OF MERCURY 4601 TONS OF ARSENIC 970 TONS OF BERYLLIUM 496 TONS OF CADMIUM 6275 TONS OF CHROMIUM 6533 TONS OF NICKEL 1305 TONS OF SELENIUM IN 2017, COAL PLANTS IN THE UNITED STATES PRODUCED ALMOST 111.3 MILLION TONS OF FLY ASH, UP 50 PERCENT SINCE 1993
FLY-ASH CHAIR | CONCEPT 1
FLY-ASH CHAIR | CONCEPT 2
The Fly-Ash Chair is constructed of a geopolymer concrete primarily comprised of waste from coal-based power plants. The volume of ash byproduct in each chair is the energy equivalent of a 100W lightbulb powered for 24 hours a day for 115 days.
The Fly-Ash Chair is a remedial response to our global energy dependence on coal and the fossil fuel industry. Transferring LEED® certified building methods of construction to product design, this chair offers a functional, elegant solution through recycled coal waste. The honesty of material results in color and texture variations dependent on the diversity of chemical compounds in each ash sample, giving each chair distinct, industrial character. Environmentally responsible in methodology and designed with longevity in mind, the sustainable nature of the material application is further amplified in its embodiment of our global waste accumulation. The toxic nature of the coal energy production process extends beyond greenhouse gases and CO2 levels; it creates a lesser-known derivative called fly ash. One of the most abundant industrial byproducts on Earth, fly ash is typically “stored” in ash ponds where it is mixed with water frequently leading to groundwater contamination and environmental damage. The sheer abundance of fly ash and its chemical compounds have made it a suitable candidate for concrete mixtures in construction. In establishing geopolymer composition, fly ash induces a chemical reaction within the concrete mixture, resulting in not only neutralized toxicity but also exceptionally high tensile strength. In addition to surpassing the structural abilities of cement, fly ash concrete is cheaper, uses less water, cures faster, is less permeable, is corrosion resistant and alleviates the environmental consequences and greenhouse gas emissions of cement production. Fly ash concrete is an increasingly prevalent material in construction and has many more potential applications. Developing new functionality for fly ash in the product design industry and beyond allows designers to indirectly recycle the energy byproduct of the objects we manufacture, creating physical objects out of the fossil fuels that power our livelihood. The ash volume in each Fly-Ash Chair contains the coal energy equivalent of a 100W lightbulb powered for 24 hours a day for 115 days. Each chair is an extension of the coal life cycle, creating a sustainable, adaptive and optimistic solution within the furniture design industry.
Nebula & Orbit Vase
These vases were designed in consideration of the effort to sustain flowers in space. Now entering a new space age with future prospects and planning for life on mars, where do joy and beauty fit into our survival blueprint? Beginning with that idea in mind, initial sketches were developed to depict flower sustaining vessels; each fragile specimen on life support while simultaneously allowing us to view their beauty for as long as possible. Translating the concept to present day context, each design comes secondary to the flower and in a minimal way, emphasizes every part of the flower. To further celebrate the flower, these vases mimic the natural function and movement of the flower. By replicating heliotropic movement and capilary action, these vases highlight the inherent design perfection of flowers.
Through its minimalist design, the nebula vase is secondary to the natural beauty of the flower. The stark, sterile nature of the vase serves to further highlight the natural elements of the flower itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s displaying. The vase moves sways with air flow and wind but wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fall over giving an anti-gravity feel.
The orbit vase mimics the heliotropic motion of flowers while simultaneously offering an alternative vantage point and appreciation for the flower. The minimalist form serves to expose and showcase the flower and its circular travel brings the flower to life.
COMING SOON STARTING SPRING 2021 CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION (SNEAK PEEK ON FIRST PAGE) SPRING 2021: • BEDROOM COLLECTION • MIRRORS FALL 2021: • DESK • BOOKSHELF • COFFEE TABLE ... TO BE CONTINUED
FLORAFORM MYCELIUM COLLECTION
WHAT IS MYCELIUM
• FIRE RESISTANT
MUSHROOM ROOT SYSTEM WITH THE
• WATER RESISTANT
ABILITY TO BE MOLDED AND FORMED
• HEAT RETAINING
INTO A WIDE VARIETY OF SHAPES WITH
• SOUND ABSORBING
VARIOUS DENSITIES AND APPLICATIONS.
IT IS FULLY BIODEGRADABLE, EASILY
GROWN AND QUICKLY RENEWABLE. IT
• HIGH PRODUCTION VERSATILITY
IS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE AND
• HIGH TENSILE STRENGTH
DURABLE MATERIAL INNOVATIONS ON
• QUICKLY RENEWABLE
• MOLD RESISTANT
“It’s nontoxic, fireproof and mold and water resistant, and it traps more heat than fiberglass insulation. It’s also stronger, poind for pound, than concrete.” TIME MAGAZINE
FLORAFORM This sample collection serves to utilize the innovative and sustainable material, mycelium. Each piece is grown to order in a matter of 15-20 days and is customizable with mycelium leather, biosteel mesh and/or mycofoam cushion. The table is made from algae bioresin grown and molded around the mycelium base. Each piece in itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organic nature is unique with slight variations and nuances
CONSTRUCTION • ALUMINUM MOLD IS CONSTRUCTED WITH BIOSTEEL MESH INSERTED BETWEEN BASE AND BACK COMPONENTS • MOLD IS SECURED WITH HOSE CLAMPS • MYCELIUM IS GROWN AT BASE OF EACH LEG UNTIL MOLD IS COMPLETELY FILLED AND SECURED AROUND BIOSTEEL MESH • MYCOFOAM IS GROWN AROUND MESH WHILE CHAIR FRAME GROWTH IS COMPLETED • ALUMINUM MOLD IS REMOVED, CHAIR FRAME IS HEATED TO CURING TEMPERATURE, MYCELIUM IS LIGHTLY SANDED AND FRAME IS SEALED WITH BIO-RESIN • LEATHER SEAT AND BACK COVER ARE WRAPPED AND BONDED • CHAIR IS SHIPPED TO CUSTOMER
MATERIALS • MYCELIUM BASE • MYCOFOAM SEAT • MYCOLEATHER COVER • BIOSTEEL BIOSILK MESH • ALGAE BIORESIN TABLE TOP • CORK LEG CAPS
SEATING + CASEGOODS
MORRIS UPHOLSTERY IDEATION These pieces were designed as a canvase for the beautiful prints designed by William Morris for the Selamat Morris & Co collection. One piece of the final seating collection, the Caisson sofa and chaise frames a selected print prominently and follows the design aesthetic of William Morris through the organic, curved form.
CAISSON SOFA & CHAISE
WILLIAM MORRIS PATTERN STUDIES
MORRIS CASEGOOD PATTERNING In a collaboration with Morris & Co, these pieces were designed to highlight and reinvigorate the timeless patterns designed by William Morris. Base form of each casegood referenced casegood staples previously utilized at Selamat designs. These pieces find their unique voice in color and pattern utilizing prints designed by William Morris. Each colorway was developed to offer a unique approach to his designs. The pairing of these prints is also an homage to his aesthetic and traditional english design.
TREND FORECASTING 2020
SILVERY BLUE TONES
COLORWAY FUTURECASTING “LIVING CORAL” CARAMEL + EARTH TONES
WILLIAM MORRIS PATTERN STUDIES
MIRRORS + ACCESSORIES
MIRRORS + ACCESSORIES IDEATION
Concept sketches and mood boards for wall, floor and mantle mirrors based on design brief from Anthropologie. Some were created with the overall Anthropologie brand in mind and some were inspired by William Morris patterns as part of the Morris & Co. collection; an extension of a line developed by Selamat Designs.
ACANTHUS MIRROR Wall mirror based on the Acanthus print by William Morris. This mirror was designed with the Morris & co brand in mind for Selamatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main collection.
HYACINTH MIRROR Wall mirror based on the Hyacinth print by William Morris. This mirror was designed with the Morris & co brand in mind for Selamatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main collection.
LAYERED BEND MIRROR Wall mirror developed based on trend futurecasting including high appeal of geometric shapes and concentric lines in commercial retail setting
GROTTO MIRROR Design inspired by the the Italian Grotto aesthetic popular in the sixteenth century, this unique mirror has visual appeal from all angles through itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highly sculptural form.
KICKSTAND ENTRYWAY & FLOOR MIRROR Designed with futurecast home retail trends in mind, these mirrors evoke an effortless and understated aesthetic yet remain elegant in form and highly functional in nature.
CRADLE MANTLE & FLOOR MIRROR Maintaining the same design language and customer base as the Kickstand mirrors, the Cradle mirrors present a slightly elevated, sculptural aesthetic. Integrated ledges offer unique methods of support and option for storage.
Still in the manufacturing phase, the whimsical Trellis mirror was designed as a response to more feminine, trend based retail demand.
CERAMIC STOOLS Highly sculptural ceramic stools designs meant to add character and elevated design to a space. Some designs work especially well grouped together for versatile use as side table
Basic in form, these stools were designed to highlight the beautiful detail of William Morris prints with dragged edges emphasizing color tone of each print.
BEND + SNAP LIGHTING COLLECTION
BEND + SNAP
A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT WITH BLU DOT, THIS LIGHTING COLLECTION IS DESIGNED TO INTEGRATE WITH THE BLU DOT DESIGN LANGUAGE AND ADD A FRESH COLLECTION TO THEIR PRODUCT LINE. EACH PIECE CAN FLAT PACK AND INCLUDES EASILY MANUFACTURED COMPONENTS THAT ARE ABLE TO MIX AND MATCH.
BEND + SNAP ASSEMBLY • BEND VENEER TO CREATE A LOOP • PEEL OFF ADHESIVE COVER AND SECURE VENEER TO ITSELF, LINING UP IN LOOP • PUSH LAMP BASE INTO OUTSIDE OF LOOP • SECURE BY SNAPPING ON PLASTIC OR METAL RINGS
CANOPY OUTDOOR DINING + LOUNGE
CANOPY DINING + LOUNGE
BROWN JORDAN COLLABORATION A SAMPLE COLLECTION OF OUTDOOR SEATING AND ACCOMPANYING TABLES DESIGNED IN COLLABORATION WITH BROWN JORDAN UTILIZING A NEWLY DEVELOPED THERMALLY MODIFIED WOOD WHICH IS KILN DRIED TO BE MORE RESILIENT TO THE ELEMENTS AND SUBSEQUENT WEAR. THIS COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS THE COMPANYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S INDUSTRY REPERTOIRE OF LONGEVITY AND DURABILITY, MODERN LINES WITH SUBTLE DETAIL AND THE PURSUIT OF MATERIAL INNOVATION.
THIS COLLECTION WAS DESIGNED TO OFFER A MODERN LINE TO THE BROWN JORDAN COLLECTION. EACH PIECE CARRIES A DERIVATIVE DESIGN LANGUAGE FEATURING CONTINUOUS CURVES AND TRANSITIONING PLANES TO ACHIEVE A CONTOURED AND STREAMLINED AESTHETIC, RESULTING IN ACCENTUATED LINES IN STRONG OUTDOOR LIGHT
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PROCESS INITIAL IDEATION + COLLECTION CONCEPTS
Three seating concepts designed from initial sketches, experimentation with angles, curves, finishes and material combinations to create preliminary lounge and dining chair collections. From there I narrowed the details and aesthetic to a refined concept which became the Canopy collection.
SEGUE BAR STOOL
An exploration in linework and transitional geometry within opposing planes. Incorporates hard edges and curves to reveal a alternate design forms from every vantage point.
Inspired by the movement of sea creatures, this stool is a sculptural representation of the delicate yet tenacious life forms sustained under water
MIRROR DESIGN & WALL ART TREND FORECASTING 2020
TEXTURED/SCULPTED FURNITURE OVERSIZED WEAVES
Designed around a project brief from Pottery Barn for wall accessories and mirrors, the overall concepts were based around movement, radial patterning and textural design
FINAL SELECTIONS THESE MIRRORS AND WALL ART WERE SELECTED BY THE BUYING TEAM AT POTTERY BARN AND ARE CURRENTLY IN SAMPLING.
LUNAR TABLE LAMP
LUNAR TABLE LAMP
Designed for mass manufacture and simple assembly, this lamp is made up of 4 components that secure with a friction fit. LED bulbs in front and back can be illuminated individually or simultaneously.
SCION COAT RACK
SCION Simple wood and steel coat rack designed to evoke fluidity and weightlessness with enough support and storage to be a stylish, functional entryway piece. TRUE R0.38
TRUE R0.25 17.00
CAESURA LOUNGE CHAIR
CAESURA MIX + MATCH LOUNGE CHAIR
An experimental concept chair designed for commercial spaces with the versatility of customization in materials and ease of assembly.
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