Bower Studios Designs Melt Furniture Collection Digitally
When the pandemic hit, instead of attempting to continue business—and photoshoots—like usual, Bower Studios partners Danny Giannella, Tammer Hijazi, and Jeffrey Renz made the most of the new all-digital design environment, each working remotely in Auto-CAD and Rhino software to push rather than limit boundaries. The result is Melt, conceived as an exploration of perception versus reality in which the collection’s 14 pieces droop in some way, as if experiencing a natural force, like oppressive heat. Witness the glass mirror draped over its walnut peg, the walnut of the side table that slumps as if turning into liquid, and the foam cushions that ooze over the walnut frames of the lounge chair and daybed. Further illustrating the theme, their detailed renderings place the pieces in surroundings that convey a sense of overgrown remoteness, where nature has started taking back the land.