HARMONY'S GATE

Harmony's gate is a music stand whose design is a playful interpretation of a traditional metal gate. The idea was to take traditional forms such as scrolls and make them morph into organic forms such as vines and leaves.

People often look at environmental issues as a question of nature's needs versus man's needs - i.e. bulldoze a piece of land and build up a property or fence off an area and create a nature preserve. I would like to think that we can find a better balance than that. It shouldn't be a question of man's needs or nature's needs, but a question of how can we make both work as we continue to share this planet in the future.

The idea behind this stand was to try and make purely organic forms work side by side with more traditional man made forms. Thus, many of the individual pieces begin as metal scrolls and turn into pieces of leaves and visa versa.