Winter 2016 - Furniture Design - Industrial Design - Sculpture
The Primary Book Display is a low-sitting media console constructed with plywood. Born out of a sculpture course, this piece of furniture had an unorthodox method of development that revolved around the study of painting, conceptual art, and sculpture as functional object.
The primary goal of the project was to produce a physical piece of artwork that lived somewhere between furniture and sculpture. My first step in this 5 week process was to compile an inspiration board. Inspiration included:
While considering these sources of inspiration, I created 25 sample objects to be viewed as thematically linked not only in form but also in concept, mood, style, method of construction, color, and presence.
After these studies I decided to pursue a cabinet that would contain and display objects in a celebratory manner. I began with sketches and sketch models:
These sketches and studies paved the way to a construction plan. From this plan I began building the final cabinet.
Blake Greene, 2016