About a year ago I heard from a friend that her pepper tree had died in her backyard and that she and her husband wanted to do something with the wood. I sent over an arborist who cut the tree into slabs, they were placed under their house to dry, and I explained that it takes about a year for every inch of thickness to dry, so we would have to wait awhile to make a table. I also told them about some experiments I’d been doing, allowing wet wood to warp and deform as it’s inherent tension would create, and using those odd elements in traditional furniture. They were all for it. The materials of this piece are Pepper Wood, Elm, Ebony and Epoxy.
This tiny Kitchen was short on storage and had a 112º angle that made previous shelving ineficient and awkward. This hutch fits to the back of the wall to allow for mixers and blenders below, and the three sizes of mason jars, cups and plates above.
This walnut and steel credenza was made for Rhodium Group, a consulting firm that specializes in market and policy research related to climate change. I suggested a graphic of CO2 emissions to illustrate the scale of the emergency. The graph is from 1800 to 2013. The patina on the steel top and sides is an imaginary landscape that is only visible while standing directly above or in front of it. From a distance it disappears.