Emerald Ash Bench
Emerald Ash Bench was conceived after hearing a radio story about the invasive Emerald Ash Borer which is a jewel beetle that has been devastating the North American ash tree population. The story gave the visual of a beautiful green dot on a piece of ash wood.
Abalone shell circles were used to highlight the construction of the bench which is a design commonly found in Asia. Extremely decorative shell inlay is also typically Asian but here it is used in a very minimal way. Ten numbered and signed pieces were produced
This prototype has thicker members and uses mother of pearl inlay.
Emerald Ash Chair
A chair version was created for L'Arcobaleno, now Pamono Inspired by the classic Stargazer Chair. Aluminum supports were gradually increased in thickness until the chair could support an adult man.