Designer and Artist Brooke M. Davis
“An object should beg to be discovered,” stated Austin, Texas-based designer, Brooke M. Davis. “Words are not necessary when you’re enamored.” Davis’ philosophy and artistic flair were evident in the Intertwined Bowl, a decorative piece made of Eastman Spectar™ copolyester. The 10-inch Intertwined Bowl was unveiled at ICFF 2010, provides a striking tabletop accent in shaded green and brilliant orange. Inspired by the “dualities of human behavior” Davis used computer-driven geometry in her Intertwined furniture collection to represent, “an exploration into life’s journeys and the complexities that connect us along the way.”
Davis’ creative thinking and technical ability highlighted the versatility of Spectar™, which was typically used for visual merchandising displays and in retail settings such as the ribbon-like balustrades on the stair landscape designed by Thomas Heatherwick for Longchamp’s flagship store in New York City. Talking about the project, Davis explained, “designers are more likely to see the full potential of a material because we don’t like the constraints of limiting ourselves to any one product category. Spectar™ is perfect for the home decor world. It has all of the clarity and grace of glass with the added benefit of durability.”
Stay tuned. Davis plans to develop a signature line of home décor products in collaboration with Style Factory and other mass manufacturers.