Thursday, March 22, 2007

Form follows function

Michigan metalsmith Robert Purvis is best known as a designer and builder of contemporary furniture. He's also made a name for himself as a sculptor. As a disciple of the "form follows function" theory, he describes his work as "very simple and austere... and intentionally elegant."

Once Bob deems the functionality of a piece, it must be designed to be safe. Finally, he has freedom to work with form and color — fast becoming his signature.

Triangular shaped, bold colored tables. Contemporary freestanding lighting. Bob exceeds his own rigid criteria in creating functional art.

Stop by anytime to view his portfolio or to talk about a commission. Or you can visit our virtual exhibition as part of Bob's solo show in September 2007.