From the Brooklyn, NY studio comes a range of work and services. We are designers and builders, and therefore are able to approach our work from several vantage points, often starting with a rough prototype, or a mechanical study, just as likely as a notebook sketch.
Though limited edition works of furniture are the central focus, we also create architectural metalwork, cabinetry, interiors, and more. No opportunity is turned down for not fitting in one category or another, only for not offering the possibility of an interesting outcome.
A particular emphasis is placed on the development of systems for recycling, particularly that of unusual materials. As designers in the 21st century, and citizens of this planet, we feel it is our responsibility to address the issues of waste and reclamation of it as often as we can. This aim does't shape every project we undertake, though our most well-known works do stem from this impulse.
In 2008 I.D. Magazine featured the "Elsie tables" in their "New & Notable" issue in the category of "green" design. In 2010 the New York Times featured "Tatums Lounge" in an article about locally made design objects titled "Looking for the 'Made in N.Y.' Label". Since the mid 2000's the studio has exhibited at many of the design fairs including "Sight Unseen", "ICFF", and "Wanted Design".
Andrew Jay Rumpler founded the studio in 2007, and has maintained it since.
In addition to the studio practice, he has curated several exhibitions which aim to bring fellow contemporary designers to the public. A hallmark of these curatorial opportunities has been to highlight both finished works as well as artifacts of the working process. In doing so, the importance of process as a guiding force in contemporary art and design is illustrated. Andrew is also an adjunct professor at Parsons / The New School in the MFA Interior Design program.