The second half of my interview with Core77 was posted today (here’s the link), and I am deeply jealous of the lede that Rain Noe wrote at the top of the piece. It’s a nice piece of work, and it’s a connection – between Frankfort, Ky., and Frankfurt, Germany – that I wish I had made.
In the second installment, we discuss Crucible Tool, American anarchism and how to design outside the world of trends.
I am sincerely grateful to Rain and Core77 for showing an interest in my work, which at times feels like the drunken uncle to real and honest industrial design.
And while you are at Core77, check out Joel Moskowitz’s new piece on saws. And this crazy piece on a foldable wheel.
— Christopher Schwarz
10 thoughts on “Interview with Core77, Part 2”
Can’t wait to read this, and the first part. That will be my reward for finishing the afterword to my English A&C book.
Good to see Chris using the right word, vernacular, to describe the type of furniture which provides much of your inspiration.
Chris’ comments about trying to limit contact portions of contemporary society while living in that society, paying taxes, etc has similarities to how the Amish approach their relationship with the larger society.
You mentioned Crucible Tool so I figure I can now ask…when is the lump hammer going to drop? 🙂
Our handle supplier has gone silent. So we’re back to square one on the handle and are trying to find a new supplier.
That’s unfortunate but thank you for the update.
From what I can tell they do good work.
They do. But they won’t return calls or emails. Been trying to work with them for eight months now….
Good stuff. They are fairly liberal with the [edits] though, aren’t they?
The interview was transcribed from a recording. So the editing is to prevent me from sounding even more dolt-ish….
Fair enough. I just get a little leery of publications that use the [ and ] as the most frequent punctuation. Makes me wonder what the interviewee actually said. It’s also just a little distracting. But if you say it’s for the better, I’ll take your word for it. Also, I regularly enjoy Core77, so no knock on them either. It was just enough that it stood out. Thanks for putting good thoughts out there!
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