inherent visual and haptic qualities of the materials inform the
design. I am interested in exploring the inter-relationship between
nature and the human. For example, my newly designed Tectonic
Sphere represents the geometric fusion of two types of wood,
(Amboyna Burl and Maple) combined with stainless steel. The "shift"
of the two half-spheres represents tectonic plates. The Tectonic
Sphere therefore represents my holistic vision of organic
design, which in turn, embraces sculpture and architecture.
process exploits the creative qualities of experimentation and
preparedness: The Plant Stand initially originated from
exploiting the inherent organic qualities of the rock, which in
turn, influenced the entire design. I would cite this event within
the dimension of experimentation. Conversely, one of my picture
frame designs originated after studying the form of a 1950's fire
alarm. Hence, this design emerged from being mentally prepared
The inspiration for the Cantilevered Side Chair was two pieces of timber, one leaning against the other.
After studying their configuration, I imagined them as interlocking forms which morphed into the present design. This piece is specifically designed for the lobby of a major Museum or Art Gallery.
the previous examples, the Bookstand design came about from a
pre-conceived notion: from the onset I had intended to design
a bookstand and sculpted a geometric form, which attempts to transform
the prosaic. In other words, I am placing the sphere within a
new context, e.g., the Bibliosphere. This process of design
therefore situates the materials within a context, embracing sculpture
and architecture that appears both familiar and mysterious.