MEDIA: illustrator, photoshop
Zipper is another modern Adirondack styled piece. I collaborated with my father to make this glass capped coffee table. Butternut slats sit atop a gray stained white oak frame with inlayed copper accents.
If there is one thing that camping and backpacking has taught me, it's that simple is better. Here is my attempt to take the lowly Bic mini lighter and transform it into an even greater inexpensive outdoor use tool.
I wanted to see how far I could push my SolidWorks skills by designing a mechanically complex object and learn the rendering package Keyshot in the process. The result is the Venom-1 dune buggy.
My main inspirations for this project were from spiders as well as the design styling of motorcycle brand Deus Ex. By looking at spiders and their webs I was really attracted to the idea of the beauty, functionality and lightness of a spiders web. That design mentality was the driving force behind the structure of the vehicle. It appears woven together in a beautiful yet functional and light frame. By looking at spiders themselves, I incorporated a suspension design that appears to be a spider crouched and ready to spring!
From the Deus Ex bikes I was referencing, I very much appreciated the celebration of the mechanical nature of a motorcycle accented by simple pops of color and simple, well though out overall form.