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<a href="http://jeffmartinjoinery.ca/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Jeff Martin Joinery</a> is teaming up with artist and designer <a href="http://www.stevenhaulenbeek.com/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Steven Haulenbeek</a> to present their work at ICFF. Jeff Martin Joinery spends half his time in East Vancouver and Gulf Islands, while Steven is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Jeff Martin Joinery is a studio practice that works with many other machinists, fabricators, finishers, and local suppliers to create a collaborative body of work. Rather than just create pieces, they aim to explore underlying reasons of why objects are the way they are, rather than just their shape.
While studying in school, Steven fell in love with classic designers’ work, such as Eames, Nelson, Bertoia, etc. Being in Holland, Michigan, Steven was heavily influenced by American design and furniture manufacturing. As a result, he began with large-scale steel sculpture and quickly expanded into functional objects for the home.
Both Jeff and Steven focus on sculptural work that’s not only functional, but
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took place this weekend after displaying a whole lot of design and presenting talks from Jonathan Adler, Orlando Soria
, Tommy Smythe
, and Philippe Malouin
, to name a few. Design Milk was happy to have a presence there in the booth we curated called The LA Exchange
, which stood alongside many of the great West Coast designers. Take a look at some of our favorites presented at this year’s IDSwest in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Part of The New Frontier
, presented by American Standard
, this massive chandelier was created by Standard Socket
The Floating House Shelves, from Straight Line Design
, bring a bit of modern architecture to your walls while also providing storage.
Designers Zoë Pawlak
and Jeff Martin
teamed up to present their work in which they collaborated on several new designs.
had a beautifully lit booth full of their
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Vancouver-based Jeff Martin began by building wooden surfboards. After his future wife suggested he build some furniture for their house, he took the leap and found he really loved it and soon, Jeff Martin Joinery was born. Most importantly, he builds all his pieces using solid, domestic wood that’s all been harvested from responsible sources, like fallen or sick trees.
This type of wood is some of the most expensive wood that can be bought so Martin often chooses pieces with flaws. Those flaws end up becoming some of the most beautiful details in the finished products. Whether it’s removing shapes from the tabletops and inlaying them with patched pieces of wood or metal, or finding some way to highlight the flaws, Martin makes it work. All in all, he builds high quality pieces that are built to last.