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NEOTENIC COLLECTION









The Neotenic Collection incorporates simple shapes, short thick members, soft edges, and a clumsy appearance. The resulting form appeals to our biological imperative to nurture— to see ourselves in our surroundings and cherish the childlike. The collection consists of four pieces - Lounge, Floor Light, Table Light, and Sconce.

Neotenic Lounge is a Finalist for Interior Design Magazine‘s 2018 NYCxDesign awards in the Residential Seating category.

Shown at Sight Unseen Offsite Selects from May 17-20, 2018.


See it at the Shop at A/D/O, 29 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY.


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COUNTERPOISE COLLECTION










Counterpoise is a dynamic lighting collection inspired by jewelry design and fabricated in spun brass and copper. The collection consists of four fixtures — a double-pendant, a single-pendant, a sconce, and a table light. Each operable light moves in a different way, using concealed pulleys, counterweights and pivots that invite interaction.

See it at the WorkOf Showroom, 55 Prospect St, Brooklyn, NY.







SIGHT UNSEEN PRESENTS









Jumbo was invited to design a site-specific installation for Sight Unseen Presents Anthom in the spring of 2017. This limited-time activation transforms the historic retail storefront at 25 Mercer Street into a changing landscape of color and figure. Display towers clad in corrugated sheet-metal mimic the storefront’s fluted iron columns, creating a nuanced juxtaposition of the new and the old, the contemporary and the antique

Introduced at Anthom SoHo, May 2017.







L’ENFANT PROMENADE









In August of 2017, Jumbo was commissioned by Washington DC’s Southwest Waterfront Business Improvement District to reimagine the Promenade at L’Enfant Plaza SW. In partnership with Hunt Laudi Studio, Jumbo designed a 1,600 foot-long park running north-south along 10th Street SW from Independence Avenue to Benjamin Banneker Park. The linear playscape activates the corridor by creating habitable pedestrian spaces that connect the the Spy Museum to the Smithsonian Museum Castle and The Wharf development.






NEOTENIC DESIGN EXHIBITION








In January 2018, Jumbo developed a brief for a temporary design exhibition showcasing recent work from a variety of international furniture and lighting designers. The proposed objects were selected for their use of neoteny—the exaggeration of childlike features. These works are variously zoomorphic, cute, and pudgy.  Each is conceived as an object of affection—a design crafted specifically to elicit an emotional response in the viewer.