Debuting at the VOLTA New York March 6th, the Spectra Lounge is FACTURE STUDIO’s first special project of 2019. Interpreted through the studio’s signature resin/wood language, Spectra employs the use of opposing binary colors with an emphasis on the spectrum that exists in between.
FACTURE STUDIO is a contemporary art furniture company headed by designer, Quincy Ellis. Based in Brooklyn, his dynamic molded works use resin to experiment endlessly with light, color & transparency. The exploration of these three concepts is central to all of the brand’s work, constantly refining its designs by changing colors, shades, shift patterns, opacities & interior core colors. While one piece may feature a higher level of saturation, thereby obscuring a piece’s interior, another may have a core that gradually decreases in volume to achieve a smooth color transition. The final product is a body of work whose pieces constantly obscure and reveal their textures, compositions and meaning according to the environments in which they are placed.
An evolving process of discovery informs FACTURE STUDIO’s work and it is intrinsic to everything produced. While the pieces may be smooth and feature minimal, clean lines throughout, the path followed to create them is anything but linear. Functioning as one big art experiment, chaos is a crucial part of the company’s creative process - often diving headfirst into the boldest fabrication and aesthetic challenges. What may begin as casual conversation over drinks with the studio team, often develops into a ricochet of forward-thinking ideas and design concepts that “might just be crazy enough to work”.
Much like its creative process, FACTURE’s sources of inspiration aren’t bound by mainstream conventions either. They are just as likely to cite ancient megalithic cultures as an influence as they are James Turrell. The studio’s rich but unique backgrounds and perspectives serve as a sort of “checks and balances” system, ensuring their output never becomes complacent or fails to continue pushing the envelope.
Looking ahead, FACTURE STUDIO seeks to expand upon its initial offering, continuing to blur the creative demarcation between art & design. Through the implementation of new techniques and expansion to include more experimental art objects, the brand plans to further establish itself in the design world and defy conventional thoughts on what a design studio should look like.