New Direction Bears Fruit

It’s been more than a little while since I last posted here. Much has happened… most of it good, the most salient of which, is the new direction that I find my creative gifting taking me.

Several years ago, I became very interested in the work of Fu-Tung Cheng, a San Francisco Bay Area architect & designer who wrote the book on concrete counter tops. Quite literally, I might add, as he has authored several noteworthy tomes on using concrete to enrich life. He, more than anyone, is responsible for the high-end uses we see concrete being put to today, in everything from businesses and residences to furniture. His work inspired me to start thinking along new lines.

As a result, I’ve just had my first project accepted on, a premier crowdfunding site. It is for a line of tables and desks that incorporate diamond-polished concrete tops with decorative/artistic inlay. The framework comprises exotic hardwoods, titanium and carbon-fiber, with each being lovingly hand-worked to create a piece whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

It will take several months of steady preparation, before the project is ready to go live on Kickstarter, as a video will need to be produced, along with ironing out the final design wrinkles for the tables and desks. Along the way, there will be both opportunity and need to document the journey. I hope you will come along for the ride.

Fu-Tung Cheng’s website:



~ by Johnny on February 11, 2012.

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