Wednesday, December 7, 2011

WOOD GEMS

I've been making crystal-influenced wooden pendants lately.  Bringing some mineral forms to the arboreal world.



WOODEN GEM NECKLACES on colored leather cords
Made with reclaimed Paduk and Mahogany hardwoods
Finished with Beeswax
Contact: adrianrubidentzel@gmail.com


Monday, October 17, 2011

Uncle Sam

Here's a nice interview with one of the best American woodworkers, Sam Maloof.  I aspire to approach my work with the clarity, confidence, and kindness that Sam put into everything he made.  I also aspire to someday wear a turtleneck under a denim shirt with the sleeves rolled up.

Monday, October 3, 2011

KENZO

I just finished a large fabrication project for the very recent Kenzo Spring/Summer 2012 women's show, the first designed by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Opening Ceremony, whose blog Danielle and I sometimes contribute to.  I managed a team based at the Ufacto atelier in creating large scale, abstracted letters from the name Kenzo for the courtyard of Kenzo HQ here in Paris.  Inside, where the show took place, we made several large aluminum panels that fold into 3D shapes off the wall of the runway.  All these pieces were designed by English designer, Faye Toogood, who, coincidentally just finished showing an assemblage at Philips De Pury in London.  We worked closely with her team, lead by Ivana Sehic, combining forces in the final hours to finish the installation a full half hour before schedule.  Here are a couple photos and a video of the show's finale with Chloe Sevigny leading the girls, and  the ever-enthused Jason Schwartzman on lead drums.  More images to come from me and others...







Photo by David Toppani.  Better than the one I'm fussing with on my phone in the top/right.







 

  video



See more photos here, and I think there's a Spike Jonze film about the process of making the collection/show in the works...

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Candelaria

I somewhat recently built the bar for Candelaria, a new taqueria and cacktail bar here in Paris.  I used very old planks of tropical hardwood from cement-form panels from the 1930s or 40s.  Along with the bar, I used the wood to make a few tables, pub rails, and a frame for a large photo of Danielle's.

Here's a couple. More photos to come...




Friday, April 29, 2011

Slanted Slats


I recently threw together this window box for outside of our attic's skylights.  It is made entirely of old palette wood, and holds about 30 gallons of soil.  The greenery is basil and various kale variety seedlings.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Slipper Around Town

Liz and Max Harala Hamilton came to Paris and shot some photos of me and the Slipper for Huck magazine.  I also did an interview. 

portrait by: Haarala Hamilton

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Some Press...



 Stuff on the restaurant I recently designed and built furniture for:



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