For a while, TK’s been fabricating a new work for Andrea Zittel called the “Workstation”. It’s a functional piece of furniture made to go between two home offices and holds the printer, other electronics, files etc. We took a road trip this week to Yountville, in the Napa Valley to install it. The trip took an entire day to drive there, a day to install and a full day’s drive back. The location was an amazing Winery that features not only great wine, but some of the most beautiful and interesting architecture we’ve ever seen. The vineyard has a long, rich history in the area and the current winery was completed in 1997. The home on the property, where the installation took place, and which you can see in the upper left photo above, will be finished this fall.
Considering that the piece was disassembled before it left the shop and then reassembled on site, Read The Rest
For the past three plus years, TK has been custom fabricating various projects for artist Andrea Zittel at A-Z West. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the work that we don’t take the time to get good photos. AZ recently gave us some great photos taken by photographer Jessica Eckert for the Andrea Rosen Gallery. All furniture designed by Andrea Zittel, built by TK Smith.
TK just finished this simple kitchen made of birch europly with black laminate faces. The client-friend saw the It House in a magazine, came to the desert from Berlin, bought a piece of land and built one for himself! When inside, the simplicity of this mostly glass structure, functioning completely off the grid, gives the feeling of really being one with the amazing desert surroundings.
The first time I made this type of seating was about three years ago when Marta and Davin Gumm wanted furniture for their restaurant Number Nine Noodles and Beer. They had a vintage bar stool they wanted me to use as a model. Constructed of ½’’ steel rod and maple euro ply, they’re prefect for Cafes and Coffee houses that are going for a minimal or vintage feel.
Even though the Gumm’s sold Number Nine in Long Beach a while ago, it has been packed since the day they opened it. I just finished a new batch of seating for the new Number Nine location opening soon in Hermosa Beach, CA. Proudly made in the U.S. of A. Contact us for prices.