Q: HOW DO YOU BRING DIFFERENT LINES OF FURNITURE FROM SKETCH TO MANUFACTURING TO MARKET?
A: USE MARKET DATA TO DISCOVER WHAT CONSUMERS WANT, AND DESIGN WITH MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES IN MIND.
SEVERAL OF MY DESIGNS FEATURED
I began to develop myself as someone who could bring concepts to reality through a furniture design internship with Summer Classics.
DEVELOPING A PATIO SET
There, I developed several collections, from which these are two examples of my work—one line focused on heavier, sleek, resin and extruded aluminum furniture;
SKETCHING FOR GABBY
Another line focused on lighter, transitional, airy and feminine lamps,
I developed my concepts from trends and what our consumer research showed our buyers wanted in their furniture.
DESIGNING FOR MANUFACTURING
But I believe it was because of my understanding of what our company was good at manufacturing that
About 15 concepts were made as samples, and
LAMPS FOR GABBY
PATIO SET 1
Several of my concepts can now be seen featured in the leading luxury furniture catalog in the US.
PATIO SET 2 IN FRONTGATE