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.


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.


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, farfalle, 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.


Part of Anti Chairs at Emma Scully Gallery, Barricade Chair is more of a tool for thought rather than a functional object for living.  In the shadows of BLM, January 6, and the Dobbs’ rollback of abortion rights, the barricade is bent into something more hopeful and reconsidered as a political catalyst.

Shown at Anti Chairs at Emma Scully Gallery in May 2022.

Photography by Sean Davidson.