Designer Profile: Paul Loebach
Paul Loebach is a Brooklyn based designer and woodworkers who’s roots are in Cincinnati. His work is characterized by a deep love for the craft of wood and pushing the limits on its traditions.
For instance in his seating piece, Chair-o Space, Loebach uses the iconic turned wood legs which at first glance seems so simple. But, the legs’ curvature leaves me wondering “how did he do that”? As of today, I still don’t know. I can’t imagine the legs were produced on a simple lathe because the eccentricity would cause the legs to fly off of the machine, I would think. There is some underlying cleverness that, almost like a magician, is held in close confidence by Mr. Loebach. His pieces are all similar in that they are like sculptural puzzles that seem subtle but cary a deeper meaning the more you observe and use them.
I’ve included a link to his article below the images. Definitely have a look.
Designer Profile: La Chanh Nguyen - Moss Bath Mat
At my firm, David Baker + Partners, we’ve really been getting into green roofs. Green roofs are basically grassy pads of moss and other plants that sit on your roof to help keep the heat in in the winter and cool in in the summer. This bath mat brings a bit of the green roof inside and puts it under your feet. I love it mainly because I love the feel of moss on my feet, but having one of these mats would seem to also save you time and money… and energy because you never have to clean it. I’d like to smell one of these things after a year’s time.
Designer Profile:Drew Flaherty
Drew Flaherty is an amazing illustrator, designer and animator with an extensive portfolio of truly amazing work. Honestly his portfolio has some of the most amazing stuff I’ve seen in a long time and its hard for me to imagine that one person can be so talented and so creative in multiple areas.
Designer Spotlight - Drew Flaherty - www.drewflaherty.com
Alexander Egger is an Italian designer, illustrator, writer, musician and all around creative genius living in Vienna. He has worked on a variety of projects for clients such as Adidas, BMW, Sony and T-Mobile just to name a few.
Designer Spotlight - Alexander Egger
Designer Profile: Rob Brearly
RGB Studio is run by Rob Brearly a graphic designer and art director with amazing talent. Rob Brearly is based in the UK where he creates works of art for major companies such as PlayStationÂ®, Harvey Nichols, The Advanced Digital Institute and more. His work is impeccable and it is displayed beautifully on his portfolio website rgbstudio.co.uk.
Studio Spotlight - RGB Studio (Rob Brearly) - www.rgbstudio.co.uk