Every once in a while you have a job that’ll test your abilities as an artist.
Although I’ve painted rooms and put up shelves before, the installation of an entire library was an opportunity to use my creative skills in a practical manner and in a larger scale.
It helped that the client was familiar with my art and FOUNDPUNK work, so they trusted me to create a space for their collection of books that have been stored in boxes and creates.
Being able to work in different materials, such as wood and metal, coupled with a background in graphic design and sculpture, all the skills came together to design and interesting shelving system that wasn’t simply rectangle shelves, fixed to a wall.
As an artist/designer, being allowed be creative within my own style and having constant communication with the client and making suggestions for their space, made this project a wonderful experience and one I really, really would love to do again!
(Check out the progress photos and see what it took to bring the project to completion!)
First the room is in an “attic” portion of the house, so it was utilized as a storage area and not much else.
after clearing it out and seeing the possibilities, it was time to put it back together.
I could’ve installed a regular floor, but I asked the client what could make the room “their room.” And we agreed the Flying Spaghetti Monster would be awesome!
After the stencil was made, I used a router to imprint the design into the new floor.
…then stained it.
But why stop there? I had the router, so I cut more designs into the floor to compliment the “Monster.”
All done in the workshop at the farm, so transport was necessary… in pieces.
finishing the subfloor and the walls were next, before the fun stuff was installed.
primed walls, finished subfloor.
there he is!
we agreed on a wall color that’ll help brighten the space.
I knew I didn’t want “machined” edges on the shelf, and I’m always partial to rounded edges, so rounded edges happened.
the first of many shelves the corrugated steel to bring an element to the ceiling.
custom made FOUNDPUNK shelf brackets…
and this is what happens when you hire an artist to do what he does.
More shelves and loosing the pipes… they no longer made visual sense or have a practical purpose.
yet, more shelves.
and to add interesting design, the center of the shelving was designed to break up the space.
time for some books.
rounded edges, custom hardware and books all coming together.
the upper portion of the shelf with the corrugated metal over head.
and the lower portion of the shelves with the “Monster” hanging out! 🙂
Thanx for viewing!