OPEN STUDIO is a collaborative portfolio of student, apprentice, and self-taught design.



OPEN STUDIO is a collaborative portfolio of student, apprentice, and self-taught design



Aly
Akers


Brooklyn, NY, USA
@akersofland
Sculpture for Sitting
Maple, steel tubing

I am someone who doesn’t solely identify as a designer, as the work I make falls between the fine arts and design venn diagram, as well as being on the fringe of serving a functional and non-functional purpose. The most important connection between these distinctions is materiality. I’ve enjoyed making chairs, specifically, because of the way in which a person engages their whole body in the process of experiencing the piece. I prefer to use wood, metal, ceramics, and other tactile materials. A few of my influences are Jessi Reaves, Nik Bentel, and Thomas Barger.