We loved San Francisco designer Chad Wright when we first spotted his Attic birdhouses and plunked them into our April issue. Now, we check in with his three top designs before Wright heads off to SaloneSatellite 2013.
Attic-“I named the collection Attic because I've always dreamed of finding myself an attic apartment, somewhere cozy and with a view of my city. Rather than bring the birds to the birdhouse, I wanted to bring the birdhouse to the birds, so I started with a foundation and elongated the archetypal house straight up to the sky,” said Wright.
Twig Chair for Council-“I wanted to create an indoor-outdoor chair that was understated, yet striking, visually light and included a mix of contrasting natural and made elements. As a San Franciscan, I often see the Golden Gate Bridge shrouded in fog. I was struck by the way that the fog seems to subdue everything while making certain elements peek through to appear more vivid. This tension between the manmade and the natural inspired the Twig chair.”
Master Plan-Inspired by his Southern California upbringing and sandcastles, Master Plan is a series of various molds that are used to cast temporary installations which articulate Wright’s personal story and investigate the vision and legacy of suburbia. The first in the series showcases the tract house, a symbol of the American Dream, and Wright’s childhood home. Wright is planning to continue the series with other suburban-inspired architectural archetypes and various corresponding installations. Photo by: Lynn Kloythanomsup of Architectural Black