LINEA Studies

Materials come together all around us; on the furniture we sit in, in the products we use, and within the spaces we inhabit - interacting by way of joints, overlaps, reveals and so forth. In their simplest form, these intersections are revealed as single lines. These studies use the interface, between two parts of a single material (in this case 3/16” hot rolled steel plate), as a locus for various expressions of a single line ‘joint’. Modulations in the line (stitching, zig-zagging, etc.) give assorted functionality to the parts - from a sliding to ‘latching’ to interlocking. By adding multiple layers, additional fastening options become possible. The LINEA Studies are not meant to be practical solutions to any perceived problem, but rather speculations on the relationship between expression and functionality of the ‘joint’.