The Weave Stool is a combination of styles and materials. Three of the four legs are pine while one is cedar. The dowel is connected and expressed by Japanese-style wedge dowel joinery. A unique addition is the seat–-the stool is a single thread paracord woven in an elongated checker pattern.
18" x 18" x 18"
The 01 Credenza has a contemporary aesthetic with white lacquer doors and brass accents while the angled, taper legs pay homage to mid-century modern design. Dovetailed birch ply encases the entire piece, wrapping the unit in warmth.
96" x 16" x 33"
The Dove Stool is a simple and bold stool. One-inch birch board is cut to a 90° dovetail, expressing the layers of board as strength and power of connections.
18" x 18" x 12"
The 01 Candle holder is made from recycled pine from BIG Reuse: Brooklyn and copper fittings. The pine is finished with natural oils to seal and emphasize the history and knots of reclaimed wood. Every set of candle holders fit together and the geometry aligns as a single cube.
The Concrete Candle Holder is a series of three cylinder-cast concrete with brass hardware.
The 01 Coffee Table gracefully combines the organic lines of the live edge oak top with the structured aesthetic of the cedar and birch dowel base.
65" x 25.5" x 17"
The 01 Sideboard is a simple and elegant design with a cedar and dowel base. The cabinet is made of ebony stained birch.
60" x 32" x 13"
This 30-page zine explores the question of what it means to be Critical and Activist in the context of design / art / architecture / urban practices. As practices increasingly engage social and environmental issues the question remains as to how to effectively work within the fragmented, decentralized and often weakened fiscal and political structures that characterize the neo-liberal city. The zine explores how designers can fully engage in political processes rather than accept short-sighted solutions and to be advocates for projects that go beyond token investments on ‘green’ and ‘social’.
"Looking at the terminology it is very hard to understand if the superordinary is an oxymoron in which the super opposes the ordinary, or it is the absolute opposite in which the superordinary determines the superlative of ordinary to its greatest degree in its ontological form. Although the etymology of what is considered “ordinary” relates to something normal with no special features, in the context of what we determine as superordinary they are anything but ordinary."
Essays by Andrew Potter, Benjamin Lebel, Elizabeth Biron, Elizabeth Quigley, Ian Robertson, James Jarzyniecki, Jennifer Wrynn, Kelly Quinn, Mathew DesSureault, Matt Uminski, Michael DiSalvatore, Nicholas Ter Meer, Ross Lyons, Sean Hurley, Shannon Atherto, and Sinead Weldon.
Design and layout by Matt Uminski, & Ter Meer.
Superordinary: On the Problematique of the Ordinary. Essay by Antonio Petrov
This is a result of a graduate seminar at the Wentworth Institute of Technology led by Antonio Petrov. 2012
The 01 Shelf incorporates minimal aesthetics with traditional dowel joinery. The combination of cedar and birch is expressed by an exposed dowel joint. Upper left dowel, extends through frame to emphasize the joints function and also serve as a hook.
70" x 27.5" x 17"
A custom console for restroom storage in Brooklyn, New York.
The 02 Candle Holder, like the 01 Series, is made from recycled pine from BIG Reuse: Brooklyn and copper fittings. The pine is stained black with natural oils which seals and emphasizes the history and knots of reclaimed wood. Each candle stands alone as a single candle stick holder.
A thesis discussing the social interaction of underclass through architecture and food processes.
Cities have changed the way that we live. The way that we connect with one another; the way that we engage with neighbors; the way that we identify ourselves with strangers around us. The people who surround us create a culture that we associate ourselves with, so if we can connect the culture with the subculture, we can create a different kind of culture within an urban context.
Nationwide, homelessness has been on the rise and this is deeply affecting our communities. There is a disconnect that takes place within a community where there should be collaboration and respect for one another. THE KITCHEN & THE DINING TABLE explores the ideas of the architect as a civic-engager as well as designer to provide a connection between the homeless and homeful by way of food, allowing there to be an exchange of personal engagement and investment.
Master of Architecture. Wentworth Institute of Technology. 2012
Advisors: Dan Hisel, Quilian Riano, and Jacob Mathews.
The goal of the UIC was to reveal the myriad of interconnected political, economic, social and physical design issues that affect the use of common spaces and to create a collaborative framework that allows participants in the U.S. and Italy to create an ongoing dialogue. The UIC: CasaMare is planned as a long-term commitment to on-the-ground action with local players.
During the Casa Mare action the badanti group told us that one of the most important features of a Casa Mare is a hanging carpet. This carpet is made by weaving communally. We took this idea and found a material in the abandoned Ospedale al Mare that we could weave as a collective act to create a bulletin board for the Casa Mare.
Sponsor: 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the 2012 Venice Biennale
Agency: DSGN AGNC
Fabrication: DSGN AGNC and partners Urban Tricksters, Teatro Marinoni: Bene Comune
Venice, Italy 2012
Laser cut acrylic and cork.
Matt Uminski, & Ter Meer, 2012