Sacked by the "downturn", an unemployed architect touring the country in a bus...



I used to live in New York City. I designed homes for the tycoons of Wall Street; Park Avenue, Scarsdale, Greenwich. It was great fun. And, after years of saving up for a down payment, I was just about to buy my own little place in Fleetwood, half an hour north of the city, when the economy fell apart. Architects are like canaries in a coal mine when the economy slows, and true to form, there were massive layoffs in firms all over the country. Devastation of the profession. So, I decided to try to find something else to do for a while. I bought a 23' school bus and I'm on the road to see if I can figure out what that might be.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Studies for Two Versions of a Chair

One is hard to build (first drawing), the other a lot easier (second drawing).  I bought inexpensive wood at Home Depot to build a full size test mock up of each. 

(click the pics for larger images)


2 comments:

  1. Great chairs, Roy -- strong styling, graceful lines, fair curves!

    xox,
    Margie

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  2. Thanks Marge xox

    I have three variations, now. I will post them for comments tomorrow.

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