BRC Designs Showcased it's collection of designs tonight at Alter Ego. The event was part of Raleigh's monthly First Friday art walk event. We received a warm reception from a great turnout of people. Thanks to Alter Ego for making the event possible. Afterwards we had a "roller coaster" of a rickshaw ride to a downtown sushi restaurant. It has been a long but very fun day. Tomorrow will we packing up, traveling back to South Carolina, and gearing up for ICFF next week.
Each piece of wood in the spider tables are 3.5" wide. We use 12" key steel in between each row of wood. On the underside of the table, rows of 12 key steel are equally space 3.5" off center with exposed welding. Each piece of steel on the underside is drill pressed every 3.5" allowing the screws to secure the wood to the steel.
Obsessed with textures. Obsessed with materials. Sometimes to the point of driving myself mad. I am willing to search though 100,000 square feet of wood to find the 1,000 square feet that meets my specific criteria. I may stumble across a texture I fall in love with or may find a particular material that I just can't live without.
We had a great show and great turn out for Wet Paint Syndrome tonight. A big thanks to Kris Neely for making the event possible. BRC Designs had two pieces on display: the Double Slinky Table and the Deuces Wild Chair. Thanks to all who came out and showed their support to the local art scene. Tomorrow we are driving up to Raleigh to have a full showing at Alter Ego.
Textiles have traditionally been a huge part of the culture and economy in the South, where I've lived most of my life. That part of the South has been dying off fairly rapidly, leaving a lot of old textile mills. I noticed that a lot of these mills were being taken down piece by piece. I started talking with the companies that were specializing in demolishing the mills and reselling the building materials, I learned that the most valuable material in the mills is the Heart of Pine wood.
After months of planning, calculating, negotiating measurements to ensure a proper fit, and of course production, today we finally moved the commissioned conference table from our studio to the newly redesigned conference room at Grace Management Group. Moving the table was no easy task. It took ten men to finally get it navigated through the maze of cubicles to the conference room. Luckily our measurements were correct and it fit through all doors and hallways.
On my morning breakfast routine to Chick-fil-a I noticed a building renovation in progress. Behind the building I was a dumpster filled with lots of interesting materials that I had actually been looking for to start designing for the Spring 2011 line (yes I am already designing that far ahead). So after a photo shoot and moving a conference table to its permanent home, my staff and I made a field trip to the dumpster. I believe we made 3 full pickup truck loads back to the warehouse.
One of the most eye-catching designs in the BRC Collection is the Slinky Table. For those of you who have not seen the slinky table in person it bounces when touched or objects are placed upon it. Due to the design of the table, the top surface is not level, however the functional center of the table is level. Comments about the table range from andldquo;what is itandrdquo;, andldquo;is it a seatandrdquo;, "is it magnetized", andldquo;where are the wiresandrdquo;, and andldquo;how is the surface attachedandrdquo;. The most common question however is andldquo;where is the glass top
People often ask me how I come up with the ideas for my designs. I even heard someone this past week exclaim, andldquo;the person who came up with this chair has way too much time on their handsandrdquo;.
The airline ticketing agents were having a fiasco trying to decide what additional fees should be charged, as our checked bag was outside any of their typical luggage guidelines. And going through customs with a fish shaped miniature coffin tends to raise a few questions as well.