I have worked with ABC Carpet and Home, located in NYC, over the last several years on commission and consignment. I have sold my pieces on their floor as an extension of my studio as well as developed products expressly for their store, such as several versions of Molecular chandeliers, holiday ornaments and menorahs. My work has been included in their advertisement campaigns and catalogues.
Ann Taylor, Madison Ave., NYC purchased several double Spring Screens for their Madison Ave. location as a seasonal window display, with the purpose of relocating them permanently as retail sculptures.
I developed many pieces for Aveda for different purposes. For their Spring St., NYC academy, I gave them the Public Bench and Magazine Rack along with a framed double Spring Screen that functioned as a partial wall in the VIP room. They bought a pair of Wooden art pieces for their Washington, DC location. And, from a small sculpture that I made, awards were derived that were handed out 2 years in a row for exemplary employees.
Bergdorf Goodman asked me to do an exhibition in their Loft, a beautiful room that showcases art, design and many other related products. This show included 3 wall reliefs, 4 dining chairs and 2 benches that I developed as a dining set. I call the chairs, Musical Chairs. The seating was based on a combination of the Spring line and the symbolic, metal, fabric language that had become my interest with the wall reliefs. The room looked beautiful and was up for 9 months- a place where I met potential clients.
Caroline’s Man, a collector who has helped many artists took home a female figure I made from upholstery springs that was included in a collaborative exhibition with the British European Design group, at the 2010 ICFF. Caroline wanted a male figure as the mate for her girl in waiting.
The Druker Wall, a floor to ceiling metal and stained glass sculptural space divider came as a result of being highlighted in the NY Times. Mrs. Druker came to know my work through this article and from there I was awarded this commission that took 2 years to complete- longer than anyone anticipated. I learned much during this time about fabricating large works, architect/client relations, negotiating between unlike parties. Luckily, the apartment and this piece were featured in Interior Design. Magazine.
At the last moment, the painter, Jeff Britton, and I created an installation at the design fair, ICFF in 2012. We were up for a prize that we ultimately did not receive. Though, our being in the competition for something was encouraging, especially since we exhibited more art than design.
Lincoln Center Film Society Café project took the bent Poplar plywood to an arena where I wanted to go- making walls that spoke, who had more voice than being the backdrop for everything else. These walls were everything else, the main focus in a small, elegant café. They resonated better than I thought, filling the space but not overpowering it.
I was asked by Louda’s Gallery, the Kasher gallery in NYC, to make a mannequin for one of Louda’s art gowns, called, “War Games.” This collaboration was bought by an Italian collector from the exhibition.
I made a 1500sq’ drop ceiling for the Plaid Nightclub located on 13th St. in NYC. It was a take-off from the idea of a flying carpet, and very psychedelic when lit.
Asked by interior designer, Jeff Andrews, to participate in a take-off from a Showtime TV series- this room, The Dexter Room, was designed around a TV character. Jeff and other chosen designers were awarded various rooms with their own character to portray. I made Bent Poplar Plywood wall panels, and a window dressing- 2 layers of perforated metal screening that created a moiré pattern, one that I had developed years earlier.
Designed for the Silverjet @ Newark Airport VIP lounge, these 4 bent poplar pieces gave privacy to waiting flyers in a small space.
The W-Hotel located on 19th and Park Ave., in NYC, needed a moveable wall that hid the doorway to their kitchen serving special events. This elegant solution for one of my bent poplar dividers served as a practical device to separate the guests from the concerns of the bustling kitchen and servers.