16.5"X 26"X 9"
Window was an unusual commission for me. A private
collector asked me to create a custom grate for the air return
of his HVAC system. The most straight-forward approach
would have been to design a flat grate, but as I thought about
the open space behind the grate, I couldn't resist the
opportunity to expand the grate into a three dimensional
form. It effectively created new space in his house.
collector's life has revolved around theater. As we
discussed design options, he mentioned that Chekhov is one of
his favorite playwrights, and Chekhov made numerous
references to windows and trees. As I played with various
design options, I was also thinking of the recessed space
as being like a stage, with the frame suggesting pulled-back
curtains. The swirling, receding form suggests the power
of theater to pull the audience into an alternate world.
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