the ONE6 Bench
Structure ONE6 is born from LVL, a wood product engineered for performance and durability. A specialized manufacturing process results in a material that is strong, straight and consistent with distinctive aesthetic properties.
At six metres long, the reduced-edge profile along the length of the bench accentuates the impressive span that can only be achieved by LVL beam construction.
The use of CNC carving allowed for the design of an innovative joint, strengthened through the load bearing application.
This synthesis of human, machine and material results in an object that is guaranteed to be a spectacle in any environment.
Project done in collaboration with Mainland Woodworks
STRUCTURE is a program that is built around the idea of nurturing and showcasing innovative solutions that designers can create using British Columbia forest products. In its first year IDSWest and BC Wood teamed up to bring designers together with Brisco's LVL products. Brisco has identified that their product has uses beyond strictly being a hidden structural element in a building. With a number of new projects in progress, our designs are intended to compliment these, but explore elements beyond that of building construction.
Contemporary Pine Furniture (prototypes)
These are some samples of the current things I am working on that will be on display at this years Eastside Culture Crawl. Initially I was using BKP (Beetle Kill Pine) for prototyping purposes, but as I have grown closer with this material I am starting to learn about how I can use its unique qualities to produce designs that are close to home. For those of you who are not quite familiar with blue pine, Core77 has some great articles about the problem. It is a problem that is very close to home, becoming extremely noticeable as you drive west from Calgary through to Vancouver.
These designs I am working on are all in response to the spaces in which I live. I believe that if I can make a solution for any nook and cranny in my home, I should be able to do so for others. These pieces are all explorations, but I am working towards polishing some designs and finding a way to get them produced locally.