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Spinning (Interactive) Interchangeable Display System

Useful for sharing interchangeable printed information and imagery in an inviting and interactive way, these boxes were recently commissioned by a mid-western industry-specific supplies provider.  They were designed and fabricated here at my studio.  Animated CAD renderings were generated to … Continue reading

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Modern Mantel

This gas fireplace and monolithic mantel are modern and durable.  The exhaust flue is enclosed with a configurable shelving system; a large welded steel cap creates a clean, versatile surface. an early cad model introduces the movable shelves process

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“Opa!” Simple Space Divider for a New Greek Restaurant

The restaurant industry often needs things done yesterday, so when I was called to provide a simple and classy room divider about a week before opening day, it was designed and delivered on time.

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big lamp / room divider

We really enjoyed making colorful and over-sized lamps to help illuminate Create Denver 2010, so it made sense to apply some of those new-found skills to enhance privacy and lighting in a compact Highlands studio residence.  The solution utilizes fabric, … Continue reading

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Sculpture Donated for DAM’s Design After Dark 2011

This year Design After Dark’s organizers provided the theme LIGHT which has been divided into three categories for participants: Illumination, Weight, and Reflection.  Cataform was asked to create an auction-able artwork in the LIGHT/Weight category, so I proceeded to create … Continue reading

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Suspended Kitchen Armature

This one-of-a-kind tool offers more than a standard pot-rack.  It responds to  numerous  unique requests, offering integral lighting, utility mesh, stainless rails, and confidently occupies its place above this kitchen’s existing countertop. I designed special heavy offset brackets to support … Continue reading

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Westminster Sculpture | Action of the Escapement

Action of the Escapement   2010                    8′ x 4′ x 8′    Steel, Copper Patina This sculpture was created by Mathias Leppitsch for Benton Park, Westminster, CO.  In the context of the long history of the plains around and under our … Continue reading

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Salvaged Doors – Articulating Screen

If you have ever hestitated when discarding something old and broken because its long history or aged surfaces suddenly struck you as artfully beautiful, you may appreciate these doors.  While too rotted to continue carrying out their original calling, they … Continue reading

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New Facade in Steel

A Studio in Highlands recently received a new lease on life.  Cataform was there to help Highland Renovations by offering design solutions as well as expert metal fitting and on-site welding for columns, boxbeams, and overhead facade. before

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Design/Build – A Residence in the Rockies

Shortly after I graduated from VA Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies, I hand-drafted and built this mountain retirement residence.  Utilizing both passive and active solar systems, energy consumption is reduced year-round.  Its broad Alps-chalet inspired roof-line keeps 120 … Continue reading

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