We like San-Francisco-based furniture designer Andrew Perkins' take on sustainability: "Sustainable design is foremost about the quality and emotional longevity of the object," he writes. "[I know] that if the idea isn't present than the object will not persist."
Here we show two of Perkins' creations that surely will persist. The first are his Alumination Tables, which feature aluminum that has somehow been layered together with maple:
The idea of the hybrid is at the heart of this piece. Metal and wood are joined together to create a new material, one that is both structural and beautiful. Layers of aluminum emanate from a wooden center to show the organic potential in a man-made material.
The second are his Synapse Chairs, which blend stainless steel and birch in a more external, but no less thoughtful, manner than the Aluminations:
Structural comfort and thoughtful use of materials are at the heart of this piece. All the necessary joints of a chair are distilled into one component. The stainless steel component allows the chair to stack and provides a measure of spring to the user.
Check out more of CCA-educated Perkins' work here.