Location: Cloverdale, California.
Never say never to Randy Tuell and Victoria Reynolds, partners of metal specialist . “Typically we’ve been an accessory line, due to the weight and expense of our chosen medium,” says Tuell. “But this year, we decided to ignore all that.” The new order: create three one-of-a-kind consoles each year, based on similar frames, as functional pieces of art.
The inaugural edition stars cast-bronze Muir, its deconstructed faux-bois texture inspired by patchwork quilts. Hand etching creates a watercolor effect on MacKerricher, a tribute to lacquer artist Jean Dunand, which depicts foggy Northern California in architectural bronze. The same medium, paired with semi-previous stones, shapes Strata, a reference to the coast’s rugged cliffs.