I came upon inspiration for this piece when I was working on a classic easy boy chair that rocks or leans back. I decided that I could easily capture the function on a different type of chair — one whose frame rocked back on its back legs. The name Achilles came from the Achilles tendon, because I designed those legs to be elevated, almost as if they were wearing heels. The webbing is inspired by the classic Jen Risom chair — I included the red ribbon to pay homage to his lounge. People can choose to sit in my chair the normal way, or they can choose to lean back and lounge, like I do when I’m home in Savannah with my friends, sitting on a dock drinking a beer while the sun sets over the marsh.
In New York, it is hard not to order take out, when being so busy, as most people are here, trying to make ends meet. Inspired by the form taken when when I stacked a series of take-out boxes after ordering Chinese food one night.
Dresser inspired by the Artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Constructed from all natural white oak. It's inspiration came from the early digital, pixelated world of 80's video game I grew up with. For the record, Joust and Moon Patrol was my Jam.