Their portfolio brings together a mixture of polished client work and rough-and-ready personal projects that all maintain a clear focus on natural materials and functional design.
Though they’ve designed high-end lighting solutions, marble coffee tables and stretched leather chairs, Gregory and Ian excel when fashioning products by hand. Back in 2011 they released a set of hand-cut, hand-painted balancing blocks designed to be stacked by the user which were followed up two years later with a range of stools that utilised the same geometry . The ‘Chainsaw Stools’ were made from fallen trees found around the pair’s Brooklyn studio, designed by chance according to the dimensions of the available wood.
Some of their more polished products also display an influence of the outdoors; the ‘Life Is Precious’ survival kit incorporating a pen knife, matches, fishing wire and compass within a machined metal body that’s as ornate an object as you’ d ever be inclined to take on a hike.