For the past three months, I have been studying in Lacoste, France. Most of my time has been allocated into a bio-inspired design course (aka Biomimicry).
Without an outlet for furniture or personal design in general, I wanted to have an independent study in Provence marble building history and design a collection of furniture around it. Once I get to a place with resources, maybe I will look into fabrication.
Based on the Provencal landscape, the aim of these designs is to explore the relationship between the earth and sky, the past and present, and the organic and synthetic. On a given day in southern France, howling winds coast through the scenery and over the eras the same winds have shaped the earth in its path. I examined the ancient stone working methods of the historic peoples of the region while referencing ancient design as it is juxtaposed with contemporary material and design innovation. My design must be a synthesis of ancient and contemporary while integrating stone and inflatable plastic to create a conceptual collection of furniture.