“I'll take it”, I barked as soon as I walked into my current studio at 1030 Orange Street. The bricks, the lighting, the wire railing, the behemoth windows that drench the space in light. The space was sprawling with linear inspiration at every turn…a tad dated, the building could be mistaken for a club in the meat locker district a few decades ago, but no matter the aging façade, it has beautiful bones & the energy spoke to me instantly.
I've been surrounded by new spaces lately between the studio & finishing one of the last phases of renovations on my home, an all-encompassing 7 year journey. A designer is influenced by their surroundings so I’m sure there is no surprise how much architecture, growth & completion shaped my FW15 work.
The spaces I create in become intimate to me so I was naturally excited to have the opportunity to release my 1st collection at 1030 Orange Street. I was also pleased to co-host “Artisanal Basenote” with Studio NTK as our 1st private releases. I felt it was important to cultivate an intimate night that focused on how much the artisanal maker background is shaping my creations. As my company is experiencing growth I see a unique strength in it as I have been exposed to different aspects of the creation process. I feel the maker experience is creating a stronger basenote in my body of work that will last long after I’ve scaled past the designation of small business.
The evening was also a nod to my amazing clients, friends & family. You have supported me as I’ve grown & pushed me every season to be a better designer. I continue to express my gratitude for your support by sharing the intimacy of my work and I am grateful for your choosing to purchase the best American made products that I can possibly make, right here in Indiana.
On that note I leave you with Fall/Winter 2015 & images from Artisanal Basenote.