Design shadow on Installation problems/crisis management

Today I met on site of a recent installation project where one of the chair types that was selected was having some problems; the back legs keep coming loose. Because of the  large amount of these chairs, our first plan is to find a remedy to fix the chairs instead of just replacing them. But …

DESIGN SHADOW: FURNITURE DESIGN COMPETITION

Sandler Seating, a furniture manufacturer that  I have specified their product for on projects, announced a competition. The challenge? To submit a wining chair design: a design that would expand one of their specified product lines. The prize? A one week, full expenses paid, trip to Venice, Italy to work with the manufacturer to develop …

DESIGN SHADOW: OLD SCHOOL FURNITURE MAKING

I spent the day on the road traveling around the valley to various furniture workers that I am using on some projects. The purpose of the visits were to inspect the quality of the work, answers questions of the fabricators and just plain see how the furniture is coming along. It is a very exciting thing …

CUSTOM CHAIR CARVING REVIEW

I received in the mail a package of wood carvings today. This is the best kind of mail! These carvings are submittals for the crown of a designed chair going into a historically sensitive remodel. This chair is modeled after a Victorian  – Eastlake movement – antique. I have written a previous blog on a …