Jared Rusten's Profile
Wood is like a gemstone. It's a precious, organic material that can be used for pedestrian, industrial purposes, or it can be carefully faceted, ground, and polished to reveal the greatest color, figure, and clarity. Unlike many gemstones though, wood is plentiful locally, and it can be joined in a structure to serve intimate human functions.
As a designer, I act as steward to this vital resource, seeking to honor it through my attention and skill as a craftsman, and also by composing it into simple, modern, intelligent forms that make the most and best use of it, while consuming the least necessary for function.
My process seeks always to minimize negative ecological impact by sourcing only domestic and mostly local and salvaged solid woods, and striving to use the least toxic finishes/adhesives.
My work has been…
- Born on August 27
- Joined October 9, 2009