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The Australian National University

Richard Prisco

Country: USA

visited in 2017

Workshop: Furniture

Richard Prisco is a Professor of Industrial/Furniture Design at the Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

"Structure possesses an aesthetic all its own, unadulterated and unassuming. Tension, compression, shear, and torsion are within the fabric of all structures. My work explores these forces and investigates their potential for expression. Civil and mechanical structures provide influence and inspiration. In addition to wood and traditional joinery techniques much of my work incorporates finely machined metal components, stainless steel cable, and concrete. The connection, conversion, and interaction of one material to the next is fundamental to the development of this aesthetic. By exploring structural solutions the resulting form is one of transformation, movement, and balance."

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