ABDB Designs Draws on Generational Knowledge to Create Home Accents and Furnishings
In 1987, French master craftsman Antoine Schapira invented a technique of embedding crosscuts of wood in resin. Three decades later, his son and Parsons graduate Djivan Schapira evolved his father’s design process to be scalable and patented it. With his firm ABDB Designs, which he cofounded with Andrew James in Union City, New Jersey, Schapira makes custom pieces for hospitality and residential projects. (ABDB is an acronym for au bout du bois, French for the end of the wood.) At the height of the pandemic, he turned to personal projects. The results were recently on show at High Line Nine gallery in New York: cocktail tables, lamps, mirrors, and skateboards that ingeniously combine wood, resin, pinecones, and more, all boasting a space-race aesthetic.
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