Landscapes and projects from W. Wendover
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.
and also in a presentation (by yours truly) at the Furniture Society annual conference in June
Works & Days No. 11, Summer 2014.
In the news: We were featured on Works and Days Quarterly
Long time no post… but DDL is still alive. This summer was fantastically busy and I haven’t had time to keep up with all that we did and are still doing with this project. Here are some pics from Wendover NV… one of my favorite spots on the trip!
MODERN’s Studio Tour with Vivian Beer
Furniture maker Vivian Beer has established a reputation for taking risks. She manipulates a welder the way traditional furniture makers use a hand plane, and her materials of choice are distinctly industrial: stainless steel, concrete, and automotive paint. Beer creates her arresting works in a subterranean studio in manchester, new Hampshire, and her “studio mates” are restorers of classic cars who trade stories over beers in the lounge. the irony of this milieu reflects the wit of Beer’s work—a heady mix of modern and historical, industrial and custom, rough and elegant, masculine and feminine. Beer plays with these stereotypes the same way that she plays with techniques, and the results are eye-popping.
—By Lori Ferguson, Winter 2013
Alison Swiatocha photos
Vivian Beer talks about dry cracked flats and the intersection between people and the natural environment in the desert. #desertdesignlab #vivianbeer #beatty #nevada #furnituredesign #desertart
Highlights from Tanya Aguiñiga’s visit to Desert Design Lab in Moab, UT!