Young Americans is a furniture collection designed around a stem and base system. A single wire-frame base unit accepts a range of interchangeable stemmed accessories that when joined, become a complete object or piece of furniture.
This collection explores ideas of modularity and mid-century form through a contemporary lens. The current series consists of a lamp, stool, and table. These accessories are not definitive but rather, a curated set illustrating the potential within the functional relationship.
Design: Chris Held
Photography: Darryl James
Crystal-formed porcelain salt & pepper shakers designed in collaboration with artist, Roxanne Jackson. The limited edition sets were created for Von Tundra during her recent residency at the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China.
(Above: Antique Bronze & China White)
A simple chair in White Oak with a raw Maple back rest. The Prairie Chair was inspired by the farmer-made furniture of the American midwest. This humbly iconic chair balances elegant proportions and streamlined assembly with handcrafted integrity. The Prairie Chair is part of the permanent collection of the Denver Art Museum’s Department of Architecture, Design, & Graphics.