Benjamin Rollins Caldwell
Design and Conceptualization has always come naturally to me. Luckily, its also something that excites me. My operation is a modern studio furniture company that uses the skill and expertise of multiple craftsmen from different backgrounds. BRC Designs makes limited edition objects, one-of-a-kind pieces, and custom materials from the inception fo the idea. For me, the physical acto fo makign an object is just as important as the cognitive evolution of the concept.
MY PASSION IS EXPERIMENTATION AND EXPLORATION
If I were forced to work with one material, in one style, using only one process, I would be completely miserable. The variety of projects with which I’m envolved energizes me. Typically I have five to ten pieces in process at the same time and up to twenty concepts that I am developing; therefore, when I am in the studio working on a piece and come to a point where I need to make a design decisionor need a break, I can simply move across the room and focus on a different project.
EVERYDAY OBJECTS ACT AS A CATALYST FOR MY INSPIRATION
I submerse myself for countless hours tinkering around in seemingly mundane environments: thrift stores, salvage yards and abandoned warehouses. It is in these environments where my imagination runs freely until that spontaneous moment an object triggers my creative synapses and sparks an idea – a process that I cannot force but rather on that works itself out naturally. Sometimes the objects I discover simply inspire an overall design idea and other times the objects actually become the raw material for the piec
RE-THINK, RE-PURPOSE, RE-INVENT. I AM A “RE-INVENTOR”
My objective is to use materials in such a way that I completely transform their original purpose into something new and innovative. I acheive this through repetition, arrangement and stripping materials down to their raw essence. More often than not, the most fascinating aspect of a material lies under its exterior surface. I love tearing things apart to see what interesting parts I can find and wield into something completely unique. Everyday I am surprised by what materials I stumble across and what ideas pop in my head.