Brothers Dressler

On October 26th our class welcomed Jason Dressler from ‘Brothers Dressler’ to discuss his furniture studio. Brothers Dressler creates custom and limited edition pieces ranging from furnishings, lighting, objects and special projects. Jason explained that Brothers Dressler uses sustainably sourced materials, focusing primarily on wood and metal details. Many of their pieces utilize found/reclaimed materials (this is how they started), but also use local, ecologically friendly, and responsibly harvested materials. Jason explained how they have been able to create a wide network of people/places where they are able to source materials. A seemingly important principle of their practice is to utilize as much of every piece as possible, minimizing waste. Jason emphasized that when using reclaimed/found pieces it is important to let the original piece inform the final outcome. The Lulu Lemon store-front that Brothers Dressler designed using wood cutoffs was really impressive and demonstrated a high level of creativity and resourcefulness in their practice.

(Post by Alison Serjeant)

 

 

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