Monday, December 7, 2009

FRESH STOCK: Free Time Industries - Laser Nature

Free Time Industries, a collaboration of products and concepts led by designer, Kate Bailey. Kate graduated from the Industrial Design program at California College of the Arts. She works full time as a designer for Microsoft Hardware and in her free time, creates products and concepts for Free Time Industries, a creative outlet that allows for the freedom to design a variety of products without being limited to one specific industry. Free Time Industries provides well-designed products at accessible prices.

Laser Nature is built upon the combination of precise, industrial grade, machine laser cutting and hand crafted style drawn from Northwest plants and wildlife. Each piece is assembled via the same process, beginning from a hand illustration. This sketch is then transferred to Birch wood though a 650 watt CO2 laser, resulting in an artifact burned from the surrounding material. The rough piece is then individually finished, while leaving the blackened edges of its conception intact.

The lovely and ever so talented, Katie.

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