This column is usually from the perspective of a designer, who visually walks us through the process of building or creating a specific product, whether it be a concept, prototype or the final product.
David Rasmussen's WUD Plates
Raised and educated in New England, David Rasmussen was exposed to the region’s rich culture of fine furniture making from a young age. Rasmussen trained with furniture masters Wayne Marcoux and Dan Mosheim, from whom he learned composition and fabrication techniques. Later, he studied Danish, Ming Dynasty, and contemporary American studio furniture. Today, Rasmussen works out of his studio in Carbondale, Colorado. He concentrates on furniture and architectural built-ins, particularly custom pieces which he offers through artisan site collective CustomMadefor. However, for this month's Deconstruction, Rasmussen walks us through the process of creating his updated take on the wooden plate he calls the WUD.
Lighting by Lindsey Adelman
We're guessing you have heard of Lindsey Adelman, a darling of the New York lighting design scene. At the very least, you probably recognize her innovative chandeliers, which are a unique cross between industry and nature. Adelman founded her New York City studio in 2006. Today she has a team of 15 and a network of local artisans that manufacture each piece to order. Yes, those glass globes are all hand blown in Brooklyn. While lighting has been the focus, Adelman has recently expanded into jewelry, vessels, tiles, and wallpaper, done in materials beyond her original brass—wood, concrete, porcelain, gold, and stereolithography. This month's Deconstruction allows us a peek inside the process.
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Topissimo Collection by Nanimarquina
Barcelona-based rug studio nanimarquina, founded in 1987 by Nani Marquina, has been creating contemporary textiles for the floor crafted in India, Morocco, Pakistan, and Spain. This month's Deconstruction takes us to India, for the manufacture of one of the company's most popular, and surely the most fun (polka dots in relief!): a fuchsia and purple concoction from the Topissimo collection, which won a Red Dot Design Award in 2003.