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NEOTENIC DESIGN EXHIBITION







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.


Photography by Sharon Radisch.



NEOTENIC DESIGN STILL LIFE








For the March/April 2019 issue of Surface Magazine, we created a series of still lifes around a collection of our favorite recent design objects that share similar child-like qualities.  




Photography by Pippa Drummond.




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.


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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.