On the Brink

View all 8 Photos

Brooklyn-based designer Jake Wright of Stockpile Designs draws inspiration from his eclectic upbringing; raised in a home cluttered with model airplanes and worldly artifacts collected throughout his father’s USAF career, the young artist draws on the unconventional and obsolete to create powerful, mil-spec designs. Hand made from white oak and steel in Wright’s New York studio, the Brink makes a bold statement without speaking a word. Concise, aggressive geometry gives the piece a strong presence that betrays its modest size, while simple two part “shared-component” construction – made from nothing more than a single steel leg assembly and a reverse-mounted, rift-sawn tabletop — adds to its straight-forward elegance. A hand-applied black patina provides fierce contrast against the pale, exposed wood in a perfect balance between nature and refinement. Though it appears to waver on the brink of falling, the clever design stands its ground while adding a touch of daring to the minimal aesthetic. Handsome and functional, this sharp end table proves that sometimes, less is more. The Brink is the smallest in Stockpile’s Perimeter series, a collection of three simple wooden surfaces with edgy steel supports. You can have your own table made to order here (with customized dimensions and materials if you should choose) or check out Wright’s website to see even more unique and inventive work.

Lizzie Wright

Lizzie

​Lizzie Wright is an aspiring artist and designer with a passion for the written word. While she works on her BFA in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she spends her (rare) spare time riding around Providence on her trusty Cannondale and drinking lots of coffee. She is especially fascinated by the dichotomy between aesthetic form and function, which has an immense influence on her work. As a lover of the natural world, Lizzie plans to focus on Nature, Culture, and Sustainability Studies to pursue a more efficient future for design. Read more by visiting her website

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(155838)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(677)
}
            
  • The Parc Lighting Collection

    A series of lamps inspired by childhood imagination. Elegant and playful at the same time,…

  • The N02 Recycle Chair

    A sustainable designer chair made from recycled plastic. Designed by Japanese studio Nendo for Danish…

  • The Arc Chair And Armchair

    Elegant seating designed with a distinctive arched backrest and refined details. Created by Alain Gilles…

  • The Limited-Edition M5 Marble Daybed

    A sculptural, comfortable, and conveniently multifunctional marble daybed. Paris-based designer Francesco Balzano creates minimalist products…

  • Ritzwell’s 2019 Collection

    An elegant furniture collection that blends Japanese minimalism and premium materials. Based in Fukuoka, Japan…

  • The Bozeman Coat Rack

    A creatively designed coat hanger inspired by industrial wire forming and antler racks. Offering a…

  • The Society Collection

    Elegant and whimsical tableware designed to bring a convivial spirit to the dining table. Recently…

Take me there

  • The Elsewhere Cabin Retreat

    A cabin on wheels that’s big on comfort and relaxation. Located on an idyllic ranch…

  • The Albergo Miramonti Hotel

    A redesigned hotel interior inspired by nature and the local setting. Built in 1958 and…

  • Shou Sugi Ban House

    The ultimate wellness retreat near NYC. Located in the Hamptons, only 90 miles away from…