Jake Ryder's Profile
J Ryde Visuals can be found at: www.fietsofstrength.com and at www.SaintFurniture.com
Originally from Boise, Idaho, I grew up skateboarding and snowboarding and have always had a fascination with the chaotic way human interaction altered the appearance of objects. Working in skate shops I learned to tell a lot about what type of skater someone was by the marks on the bottom of their board. Each one tells a different story. Each piece of furniture becomes a playful storyboard of human activity.
Moving away from Boise I spent 10 years living and working in Seattle, Washington and recently relocated to Portland, Oregon. Over the years I have experimented with a wide variety of materials to construct a visually striking furniture line that's both colorful and comfortable. There is a constant push in all of my work to use recycled materials and eliminate waste…
- Joined July 27, 2011