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Time to Dust
Vincent Thomas Leman is the creative mind behind Dust Furniture along with his wife Jessica.
Dust Furniture was founded in Valparaiso, Indiana in 2005, but they have been making furniture since 2001. The married duo makes furniture right out of their imaginations and sketches it onto paper. From there the sketch is scanned onto a computer. To design intricate creations such as these can take months, or even years, because it requires a lot of discipline and preciseness
What sparks the minds of these two? It could be anything from a shape, curve or a simple movement. The inspiration behind the name Dust Furniture came with the idea that imprinting the company’s name on each piece of furniture would remind the buyer to keep their pieces clean and dust free.
Vincent strays away from the straight lined furniture and gives buyers abstract one of a kind artwork. Everything is presented with a name, which all have different stories behind the creation. The cabinets and clocks look like props out of an Alice in Wonderland movie, but Vincent still invents furniture that is suitable for that empty corner in your house. And for those that are eco conscious, everything that is used to make the furniture is recyclable; from the paint to the packaging.
An interesting piece titled “Together We Can,” contains three cabinets stacked upon each other. The inspiration comes from Acrobats that were lifting each other up to reach a high goal. All of his cabinets are made stretched, curved and stacked together with unusual shapes and sizes.
Even though Vincent considers his creations to be traditional, he “strives to create furniture that is functional to the degree that it may be successfully integrated into daily life, yet–equally important–provides a spark to brighten the routine of daily life.”