Johnston Casuals is a furniture factory located in the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains in North Wilkesboro, NC. The factory is known for their contemporary, handcrafted metal furniture. I began working with Johnston Casuals in the summer of 2017 on a series of ambitious designs. Having grown up working along side my father in a sheet metal factory, I felt right at home on the factory floor. I worked hand in hand with several of their veteran artisans to create some truly unique designs. Although some of the designs we developed did not make the final cut, we got a lot of attention with the Morpheus Extension Table. This is a design that was close to my heart but in the in end it proved to be too challenging to manufacture. I hope to circle back to this design in the near future.

Here is a concept video on the Morpheus Dining Table…

Here are some of the designs that did make the cut…