Celebrate the launch of Currents: Contemporary Pacific Northwest Design


The Pacific Northwest is paving a new path in the design world with a rich and varied set of designers producing outstanding pieces and trends. I am proud to be part of the first PNW design book: “Currents: Contemporary Pacific Northwest Design.”

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Curated by IDS Director Jody Phillips and published by Scandinavian publishing house New Heroes & Pioneers, the book explores the design boom in the Pacific Northwest, the similarities and differences in fundamental principles within the creative field and over 40 remarkable makers and designers behind this extraordinary hotbed of design. Set against striking photography, the book (designed by Daniel Zachrisson) navigates the landscape and settings which inspires this area and talks with leading designers in the industry.

Join us for a book signing and launch party:

  • Friday November 9th, 2018

  • 6-8 pm

  • JOIN Shop 400 Fairview Ave N., Seattle

Locally the book can be purchased at JOIN Shop in Seattle. Internationally the book can be purchased on Amazon here

Bosque at IDS Vancouver

This week I will be traveling to Vancouver, B.C. to exhibit in two curated shows at Interior Design Show Vancouver.  I am very much looking forward to showing my work, and exploring the other work and events at the show. Here is a brief preview of the two shows I am proud to be a part of this year. 

Cusp Coffee Table

Cusp Coffee Table

Prototype Exhibit

Hosted by IDS Vancouver, Prototype is an exhibit of new ideas for the residential market. The Cusp Coffee Table and nine other designs will be judged by an outside panel, and the selected winner will receive a complimentary booth next year. Cross your fingers for me, there is some stiff competition in the mix

Logo by Built by Civilization

Logo by Built by Civilization

Plus Tools for Sitting

I am incredibly excited to be participating in Join Design's show, 'Plus Tools for Sitting', sponsored by Gray Magazine. Join is a group I have admired for years, and it is a dream-come-true to have the opportunity to show with them. I and nine other designers will exhibit our multi-functional stool designs at the exhibit. Stay tuned for photos! 

Introducing the Cusp Table

I am so excited to introduce the Cusp Coffee Table to you! The first furniture piece in the Bosque Debut Collection, it truly represents what this company stands for. Blending age-old craft techniques with innovative modern-day technology, this piece is representative of our time. 

In our contemporary lives, we make use of incredible technologies to connect and create. Yet we can’t help but be drawn to history and craft. Bosque's designs lie between these two often-disconnected worlds. The Cusp Table is designed to blend aesthetically and functionally with the most modern of homes or the most historic. The clean lines and thin silhouette of the base create a visual weightlessness while the solid, carved Ash top creates substance, texture and balance. 

Producing this piece is a collaborative effort. The top is made from a combination of my own hand-craft and CNC routing. Similarly, the base utilizes my own hand craft and high-tech bending techniques by a local pipe bending company. In reaction to large-scale manufacturing that often results in quickly and cheaply made furniture, there has been a resurgence of highly crafted, highly designed work in the U.S. Every piece at Bosque is born out of this resurgence and promises you the highest quality, most durable designs so that you only have to furnish your home once. 

Thank you so much for the opportunity to share the story of this design with you! If you would like to be informed when it and more designs are available, you may sign up for the mailing list HERE

DWP and NYCxDesign



We just wrapped up design week in Portland this past weekend, and it was a really exciting time! I saw a lot of awesome furniture from the Pacific Northwest at the IDS West Offsite Showcase at Rejuvenation (See Photos Below). The League of Women Designers hosted an incredible talk with pattern designers, Pattern People (of Portland) and industrial/furniture designer, Felica Ferrone, of FFerone Designs (Chicago). It was the best Design Week Portland yet, and left me feeling energized and excited by the amazing design community we have in this region. 

Revolution Design House and Ben Barber Studio (Vancouver, B.C.) were featured at IDS West Offsite

Next up, NYC! Bosque will be rep’ing the Pacific Northwest via the American Design Club at their exhibit GROWTH, part of NYCxDesign May 5-17. If you are in town, or want an excuse to head there for the weekend, you can see  Pingo Vase, designed by Bosque and produced by Andy Paiko, along with many other amazing designs that promote/sustain growth inside a greenhouse right in the city! The exhibit will take place all week at :

Design Pavilion
26 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003

Make a day or weekend of it. My picks for the week:

  • Artek and the Aaltos http://www.bgc.bard.edu/gallery/gallery-at-bgc/artek-and-aaltos.html
  • ICFF (The International Contemporary Furniture Fair) May 14-17 at the Javits Center
    Must-see booths at the fair:
    Newbie Exhibitors:
    Be sure to check out the winners of the ICFF studio contest, eleven up-and-coming designers chosen by established industry professionals to represent what’s new/next in furniture design. 
    I am most excited about Ana Arana’s Gali Kitchen System! 

    Iacoli & Mcallister Booth 0843 Level 1
    Grain Design booth 0803 Level 1

Let me know if you attend any events, I’d love to hear a recap! 

Floe Hooks now in Production!

Floe hooks are now in production at Calcagno foundry just outside of Portland. Hand cast in bronze in the lost wax method, the hooks are reminiscent of icy sea formations. A beautiful and intimate way to display accessories, Floe Hooks will be available to purchase in January 2016. Stay tuned!