Creatives in Lockdown

David Weeks

We've asked the NYC based designer how he has been holding up during lockdown.

“Although our Tribeca showroom is temporarily closed, I’ve been busy. The David Weeks Studio team has been staying close through Zoom meetings and phone calls, and I have been able to make time for experimenting with form and materials in a repurposed foundry on our property in upstate NY.”

“Developing sketch models from raw materials allows ideas to progress, and I’ve had the time to finish prototypes for older designs like the Burden chair.”

“We spent the first few weeks of the lockdown in our Brooklyn apartment, and I was continuously looking for household items to work with. It’s a little tricky to blow glass in an apartment, so I used what I could find – disposable cups. I was able to create some interesting glass-like shapes. As frustrating as the lockdown is, there is a surprising amount of opportunity for creativity.”

David Weeks at SCP