The Sculpture was designed by Marvin Bratke and Christian Tschersich during the Math Creations Competition 2017, where the concept won first place.
I led the team at Fab Lab Berlin who provided technical consultation, fabrication, assembly and installation of the final sculpture at Spektrum Gallery in Berlin.
Blockscape was the thesis project for my Bachelors Degree in Industrial Design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
This is a collection of household pieces that feature copper pipes in their design.
As a freelancer at Werk5, one of the top model making firms in Germany. I was involved in many projects performing a wide range of tasks including design, CAD, production/manufacturing, assembly, finishing and installation.
Here you can see a selection of projects that I have worked on.
Whitewashed western maple, rustic oak and blackened steel were the main materials used for the design of the coffee shop. at Union Wood Co. we built the entire interior of the shop including tables, chairs, shelves and bar.
The Moja Stool was designed and built for Moja Coffee a client of Union Wood Company. I was a part of the team that designed and constructed these stools. They are constructed from whitewashed western maple, aluminum and steel. They feature tripod dowel legs with a unique diagonal support structure that is reflective of the Moja Coffee logo.
At Union Wood Company I was responsible for designing and manufacturing all of the unique leather products. The products included dog collars, wallets, passport holders, key fobs and growler holders in collaboration with Postmark Brewery.
The Slide-Lock Credenza was designed and built to custom specifications for a client of Union Wood Company. It features 3 partitions, 3 aged steel sliding doors and a specially designed locking mechanism.
The Firewood Carrier was designed and build as a Union Wood Company original product. It features a canvas and leather carrier bag, used to bring your firewood in from outdoors, and a metal and wood frame, to hang the carrier bag near your fireplace.
The Home Library was designed and built to custom specifications for a client of Union Wood Company. I was a part of the team that designed and constructed this unit. It features 7 partitions, barn-board doors, a desk workstation, bookshelf storage and a moveable ladder.
This project was sponsored by Solio, maker of solar powered charging stations. Solobox was designed to work and be distributed with a rugged solar model that was being distributed in Kenya.
The canoe is an undisputed icon of Canadian culture. “Appropriated from First Nations culture, the canoe facilitated exploration, trade, mapping/surveying and, ultimately, colonization and settlement. Canoeing as a means of transportation made Canada possible and although it seems obvious, it should perhaps be stressed that canoes were used by anyone who travelled beyond the early developed eastern areas of the nation. Missionaries, explorers, fur traders, military topographic, and professional or fine artists who travelled north and west did so by canoe. So perfect and practical both in design and form, the canoe is still the most appropriate way to travel through boreal country” (Wylie, Web).
For this project we (Ellen Russell & Erich Stussi) are interested in creating an ongoing artist residency in a canoe and arranging for a series of ‘explorations’ through a range of both physical and conceptual spaces. We are interested in working together as well as inviting others to come aboard for various expeditions in which they will be invited to create a piece of artwork and/or document a performance. We see the canoe itself as a potential site for conversations, concerts, installations, studio-based art/design production – and the location of the canoe as an ever- changing and ephemeral way to interact with the environment of our West End neighbourhood. Transformation through transportation!
This project is the recipient of the ‘Neighborhood Small Grant’ 2013, graciously donated via the Gordon Neighborhood House.
With Ellen Russell