The collection combines my love of flight and my love of the engineering that goes into airplanes. I’m caught between a nostalgic view of slower, simpler modes of transportation (and of life in general) and a love for engineering, innovation, and design.
This collection celebrates very traditional forms of very modern concepts. Echoes of airfoils, propellers, engines, and instrument cases appear as inspiration for an arm or a cup or a wall plate in fixtures rendered in the language of machine details (engine turning, knurling, peening, etc.), cut from solid brass, and finished by hand in a range of tones from dark and aged to bright mirror polished.
My father was an aeronautical engineer. My mother was an antiquarian and a librarian.
If you ever wondered what happens when you put those together…
- David Calligeros