NEOTENIC COLLECTION, 2018
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.
NEOTENIC DESIGN EXHIBITION, 2019
In March 2019, Jumbo curated and designed a temporary design exhibition that showcases 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.
Shown at A/D/O from March 5-28, 2019.
Exhibition Photography by Sharon Radisch.
Still Life Photography by Pippa Drummond.
POOL PASTA, 2022
In December of 2022, Jumbo designed a series of pasta-shaped
pool floats for Art Basel Miami in collaboration with The Standard Hotel.
Supersized versions of tortellini, rigatoni, macaroni, shell, and
lasagna-shapes float in the Standard Miami’s iconic pool. Subsequent
installations will include Ibiza, Hua Hin, Bangkok, and the Maldives.
Shop Pool Pastas here.
Model by Gabrielle De Castro. Model Photography by Elkin Jaramillo.
CREATURE COMFORT COLLECTION, 2020
The Creature Comfort Collection continues the studio’s ongoing research into the science of affect — how physical objects make us feel. Designed in quarantine, the pieces from the collection - Fortune Chair, Sport Loveseat, Hung Mirror, Mop Lamp, and Squiggle Vessel - explore the tension between the physical and the digital, the real and the surreal.
Shown at Sight Unseen Offsite Online in May 2020.