Designer Portfolio: Paul Loebach

Designer Portfolio: Paul Loebach

Sarah Rainwater
Jul 27, 2010

Paul Loebach's work references historic furniture designs from around the world and reinterprets them in a playful way using ultra-modern technology. While many of the pieces maintain the warmth of handcrafted wooden furniture, they are actually created using a digital printing process where the finished product is rendered in three-dimensions by machine from the designer's drawings.

Despite the complex machinery he uses to create his objects, Loebach's work celebrates a utilitarian simplicity inspired by traditional craftsmen like the Shakers. His latest collection references intricately carved 19th century furniture from the Adirondacks and has been sculpted by machine to resemble raw wood. Ohio-born and RISD-educated, Loebach deftly combines the humor of modern design with the beauty of artisan craftsmanship.

Paul Loebach's Great Camp Collection is available at Matter and more of his work can be seen on his website.

The Great Camp Collection by Paul Loebach
Step Stools by Paul Loebach

Images: 1, Helayne Seidman For The Washington Post; 2–10, Paul Loebach

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