As an intern at Squareone, GmbH in Düsseldorf, Germany I helped design a set of kitchen knives for a German Company, Carl Mertens. This project started from the initial sketching phase down to technical drawings being sent to the manufacturer. The name "Metz" itself is a term from the Solinger dialect and means knife. The complete set includes a Santoku knife, cleaver, chopper, chef's knife, BBQ knife, and a utility knife.
1982 Peugeot P8 bicycle restoration project, single speed conversion.
Brooks b17 imperial saddle
Virtue brake levers
Vintage Nervar Crankset
This project was an individual assignment completed during my sophomore year. The objective of this project was to design a new ping pong paddle for the demographic of our choice. Regulation ping pong paddles are restricted to weight, size, and shape, so I chose to move away from tradition to discover new shapes and forms to make the game of sting pong a little more interesting. By increasing the surface area of the paddle and adding a more secure grip, users can ensure their opponents will receive really painful welts when they lose.
This last season I was looking for a new snowboarding jacket and I decided this was as good a time as any to try designing one for myself. Over the years I have owned more jackets than I can count, and I wanted to design one that I can wear for years to come that has a classic/retro look featuring modern technologies.
This design was an individual school project for a study in ergonomics. The final presentation was a 1:1 full scale model of foam and wood.
Wood inlays: 1/4" baltic birch
This was a personal project that was inspired by the old wood working tools I use when at home working in my dad's garage. I decided that a hand saw is an iconic yet archaic piece of equipment that could use updated aesthetics and improved function. It is a long and awkward object that takes up a lot of room when not in use. The teeth on a saw are specifically designed for different types of directional cuts, so different saws are needed to perform different kinds of cuts. My objective was to rethink the function of a hand saw while improving its aesthetics and how its stored.
This piece of furniture was an individual project completed during my senior year in college. My objective was to design a couch for two that would last a lifetime. Using sturdy and robust materials I wanted to design a couch that is honest in its construction by being true to its material components. Inspired by Le Corbusier, the ferro couch has a pure and geometric aesthetic that communicates simplicity.
Frame: 1/2" steel rod
Platform: soft maple
Fabric: 80% wool army blankets
Cushions: polyurethane foam