Look!: Rick Lee and Colleen Quen's Ouroboros

Look!: Rick Lee and Colleen Quen's Ouroboros

Lisa
Apr 13, 2007

Rick Lee and Colleen Quen may well be San Francisco's modern-day Charles and Ray Eames. She designs wearable art and he does furniture and set design, but this married couple share an atelier, work together, and rate one another as key influences.

Last night they hosted Ouroboros at their Heron Street studio, a Dwell-sponsored installation that explored the connections between industrial design and modern fashion. Both the set pieces and the dresses were nature-inspired ("an abstract extension of the Five Elements motif," as Lee and Quen put it), highly techinical explorations of the concept of cycles.