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.
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.
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