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Sarah Garrison

Words and Pictures: The Inside Scoop on DUNN's Newest Work

An Interview with Industrial Designer and Studio Owner Asher Rodriquez-Dunn Sometimes people ask me what I do for a living and I respond that in the simplest terms, I'm a "words person" who works for a "pictures person." What does this mean? Well, to me it means that I attempt to translate an artist's visual work into a written form. And why do this? Like so many designers, Asher likes to let his work speak for itself, but that only gets you so far. If you want to be a successful designer, you also have to be able to talk about your work; marketing, sales, customer service - all these things are integral to a company's success, and they all depend on...

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Asher Rodriquez-Dunn

A Taste of What's Been Happening at Studio DUNN

Ever wish you could clone yourself? April is shaping up to be a busy, busy month for DUNN. We're churning out custom-made stools and lighting pieces as quickly as our hands can craft them! Enjoy a selection of photos from some current orders in progress.  In case you missed it, we released a new TONED finishes collection a little while back. Feast your eyes on this order of Kingstown Counter Stools in Seasoned Black. Not to be outdone, Walnut continues to be our most sought-after finish. Here's another order of Kingstown Counter and Bar Stools in the works. Switching gears from woodwork to metalwork, these custom-made, brass plated footrests are ready and waiting to become part of a client's Architect's Stools. Oh, sorry lighting orders. Were...

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Sarah Garrison

Layering on the Light

Studio Gild Gives Expert Tips on Selecting Lighting  Did you ever have a kaleidoscope when you were a kid? If you're anything like me, you loved looking through this magical toy, watching different colors, shapes, and textures move through the light, then suddenly shift into a pattern so perfect, you wished you could freeze it forever. The individual pieces were important, yes, but really it was all about the light. The light brought everything together, creating a collective beauty that no single piece could achieve on its own. What is it about light – that most elusive element – that captures and enlivens our artistic sensibilities? Lighting can transform a space and set a tone, dramatically affecting mood, color and perception. It’s the wow-factor, the final...

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Talia Ghazal

Growing Beyond the Standard

Imbue's three designers reinvent the collaborative process. For nearly a decade, Talvy, Hunter and Matt of Imbue Design have shared workspace: a ten-foot long table in their Salt Lake City-based studio. Don't let this fool you, though – sitting shoulder-to-shoulder daily hasn't changed a thing. The passion and enthusiasm surrounding their work has remained as strong as the day they met in grad school. Their close proximity is clearly working for them; the designers' fresh approach to architecture is known for breaking the rules of standard modern design. When the design trio incorporated our Kingstown Stool in a San Francisco Nob Hill residence, we at Studio DUNN were intrigued. We looked into Imbue Design's story and reached out to them...

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Asher Rodriquez-Dunn

Process Makes Perfect

Enjoy these behind the scenes images from a select few projects that we enjoyed working on this past month... Stillwater Club Chair with custom fabric for C&J Katz Studio in Boston, MA.  A custom dimensioned Bristol Console Table for Jessica Helgerson Interior Design in Portland, OR. A batch of Rockport Sawhorses and (cut off in the background) the feet from a batch of Kingstown Counter Stools ;) Quality control happening in our lighting department for Sorenthia Collection parts.  Playing with colored glass options for our Equinox Sconce! Early prototyping process. Our refined work has humble beginnings in every day materials including paper, dowels, and a handy hot-glue gun.  

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