Jazz inspired lamp series was part of the my masters thesis at the Rochester Institute of Technology. While at R.I.T.’s school for American Crafts “Jazz as Inspiration” was the basis for my thesis work. With no copyright infringement; Jazz Inspired Original Lamp was designed from a Benny Goodman tune entitled “don’t be that way”. With the help of John Beck who was the head of percussion at the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. I learned how to dissect a jazz tune to isolating the musical elements so they could directly apply to my furniture. Once the musical parts were separate categories they were individually studied to transform them into basic design elements. Once the design elements were identified; they directly transfer into the basic design elements of the lamps.
Amboyna Burl, Ebony, African Mahogany, Glass, 16 x 16 x 25.
Jazz Inspired II Mini- Blue is a smaller version of an original Jazz Inspired Lamp. This lamp and every lamp in the series is based off the principle of the musical elements of a jazz tune and transforming them into the basic design elements of the lamp. The end result is a very graceful and gestural piece that interact with the viewer in a whimsical manner. Jazz Inspired Mini features a hand textured surface that is base coated and top coated in the real milk paint companies colors. 12 x 12 x 18, led bulbs, inline dimmer, polished chrome hardware, poplar, milk paint.