Blog: DDL

Supported by the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship we traveling across the entire country, coast to coast, in search of inspiration and adventure in North America’s western deserts. see how the time on the road and collaborations continue to unfold.

After a long wintery mix drive DDL arrives home in NH. Still much more to come as we literally and figuratively unpack in the studio from this amazing adventure! #design #desertdesignlab #furniture #vivianbeer  (at Vivian Beer Studio )

After a long wintery mix drive DDL arrives home in NH. Still much more to come as we literally and figuratively unpack in the studio from this amazing adventure! #design #desertdesignlab #furniture #vivianbeer (at Vivian Beer Studio )

Finished up the active days of Desert Design Lab in Salt Lake City. Saying Bon-voyage to Hannah Vaughan and Jennifer Anderson. Now the long ride home! #desertdesignlab #vivianbeer #art #design  (at Pony Express RV Resort)

Finished up the active days of Desert Design Lab in Salt Lake City. Saying Bon-voyage to Hannah Vaughan and Jennifer Anderson. Now the long ride home! #desertdesignlab #vivianbeer #art #design (at Pony Express RV Resort)

Turning expectation upside down with arches of stone overhead in Moab UT. # arches #Moab # desert design lab # Vivian beer # Tanya Aguniga # Hannah Vaughn # art #design # furniture # Furniture Society #penland #anderson ranch #society of arts and crafts (at Arches National Park)

Turning expectation upside down with arches of stone overhead in Moab UT. # arches #Moab # desert design lab # Vivian beer # Tanya Aguniga # Hannah Vaughn # art #design # furniture # Furniture Society #penland #anderson ranch #society of arts and crafts (at Arches National Park)

We’re in Moab, UT and we’ve already done so many amazing hikes and there’s so much more to do. We’re staying at a campsite just outside of town and the South Mountain is just across the road.

DDL moves onto Death Valley!

After a few days exploring the Salton Sea and the surrounding desert, we have moved onto to Beatty, NV the gateway to Death Valley!  We will stay in Beatty for 11 days to take in as many trails, mines, salt flats, craters and peaks as we can! - We will shortly be joined by Hanna Vaughan and two new additions to the project Adrien Segal and Noah Sakamoto.

Adrien Segal attended California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA for her undergraduate degree, receiving a BFA in Furniture Design in 2007. In addition to teaching, she pursues a creative practice out of her studio on the former Naval Base in Alameda, CA. Adrien recently held Artist Residencies at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland and will be spending the month of May in Homer, Alaska at the Bunnell Art Center.

Noah Sakamoto was born and raised in Oakland, California. He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts, earning his BFA in 2007. Noah has exhibited in group, juried, and solo shows within California and New York. Noah currently teaches art at Town School for Boys, works as an arborist, and continues to live in the beautiful Bay Area