A couple of years ago, we showed you where New York-based designer David Weeks works, and now we tag along for a day to see how he makes it all happen in this month’s Designer Dailies. When he’s not coming up with clever household objects, he’s designing lighting and furniture that layers modern and mid-century elements into covetable classics that could work anywhere. Follow along on a recent snowy day to see how Weeks balances life and career, which includes a recently opened showroom in TriBeCa.
The bridges @ 6:30 AM
I try to run several times a week early in the morning before the family wakes up. With the current temperatures, it’s more like several times a month.
Family breakfast at home. We’re currently digesting season 3 of “MythBusters” along with our granola.
Violin day for my daughter. She has to be there at 8 AM. Ouch. They haven’t learned “Devil Went Down to Georgia” yet. WTF?!
Shiner and the Snowman
Shiner is the next creature on the list. If there’s time she get a little off leash run on our way to work.
“One of these days I’m going to get Organezized” -Travis Bickle
First stop of the day is the shop in Brooklyn. The production schedule is figured out for the day.
Live, neutral, ground
Assembling the current orders.
Fabricating the frames and prepping them for plating.
Before and After
33 sets of nesting bowls. You can do about 10 sets before you need a break. The production on the unfinished sets stopped yesterday at beer-thirty for a round of archery.
Shiner on her executive tuffet. She doesn’t wield the power she once did when she started working at DWS 14 years ago, but she is still a trusted confidant.
The next stop is Walker Street in TriBeCa.
The entry area is primarily used to exhibit our curated collection of retail design items as well as special projects and collaborations.
This is where all design sales and management for the company take place.
Organizing a pitch
Developing sketches and reviewing prototypes and models to prepare for an upcoming meeting.
End of day whiskey.
Rhyme and Reason
Green tea ice cream and a shot of Cobert.