Another recent RISD MFA Graduate, Alexandra Snook has a way with translucent white polypropylene. Bending it to her will and holding it with rivets, Snook creates flower petal-like layering in chair and lamp form. The organic forms conduct light in playful and intricate ways.
Snook also makes beautiful wood/metal belt buckles and necklaces with her partner, Edward Way. I love how a simple, polished piece of wood is set into the equally simple curvature of the metal buckle. This would make for a sophisticated addition to any man's wardrobe.
Dave Seliger is a Postgrad Fellow in Logistics and Ext Affairs at the NYC Office of Emergency Management. He has extensive experience helping firefighters, police officers, and disaster responders improve their services through design.