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S:313 Split Bench - Designed to celebrate it's simple wood joinery the Split Bench offers a graceful symmetry. Made from solid walnut, the bench is available in a number of finishes and sizes.
L:225 Square Ceiling Fixture - Designed to fill a void in the Gulassa & Co. lighting line, the Square Ceiling Fixture offers a simple yet elegant solution where over head clearance is an issue.
T:116 Live Edge Dining Table - With it's clear wood finish, the natural beauty of this tables live edge walnut planks are center stage. Slightly eased live edges create a warm and inviting environment to sit around for hours with family and friends.
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1011 Cast Glass Coffee Table
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S:315 Glass Top Stool
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Large Dome Pendant - Hand applied 24k gold leaf adds a level of warmth and depth not attainable by any other process. The fixtures hand blackened steel outer surface creates a striking contrast.
Large Dome Pendant - The hand applied 24k gold leaf creates a wonderfully warm soft light. Three bulbs are shielded from view by the small inner hemisphere.
Large Dome Pendant - The three lamps are eclipsed by the inner hemisphere.
detail of the Large Dome Pendant - The artists precision is evident in the hand applied 24k gold leafed surface.
Custom Rectangular Ceiling Fixture - Designed in collaboration with a local interior designer to supply ample task lighting over a kitchen island, this low profile ceiling fixture was held close to the ceiling to minimize it's intrusion into the room. By doing so the fixture also integrates nicely into the coffered ceiling.
Custom Rectangular Ceiling Fixture - The image shows the subtle detail of the resin encased silk fabric diffuser.
Custom Cast Iron Pendant Formation - By developing a custom ceiling canopy multiple standard Cast Iron Pendant Lights are able to be integrated into a single light fixture.
Custom Cast Iron Pendant Formation - This detail of the formation shows the wonderful texture of the cast iron.
Custom Cast Iron Pendant Formation - Hand applied blackened steel adds a level of warmth and depth.
Custom Fabric Chandelier - Designed and engineered as a drastically modified standard line item, the Fabric Chandelier, this piece incorporates focused down lights. Tasked with detailing and engineering this custom chandelier I was able to develop a system of manufacturing that allowed for ease of assembly as well as ease of maintenance and serviceability for the end user.
Custom Fabric Chandelier - Isolation of the lower lighting element was necessary to protect the delicate silk fabric diffuser from heat.
Custom Fabric Chandelier - The intricate inner workings of the chandelier allow for minimal shadowing from the fixtures armature.
Custom Fabric Chandelier - The beautiful texture of the natural silk fabric is evident in this image.
Custom White Glass Wall Sconce - Utilizing a slumped piece of white glass, this blackened steel wall sconce invisibly mounts to the wall.
Custom White Glass Wall Sconce - Reminiscent of a museum armature, the blackened steel structure of this wall sconce delicately holds the white glass on display.
Custom White Glass Wall Sconce - To remove the glass simply rotate the two front retaining wires 90 degrees.
T:118 Cast Glass Coffee Table - Weighing in at over 500lbs, this unique cast glass coffee table offers a look like no other. Held like a jewelers prong setting, the 3" thick glass top sits atop four blackened steel legs. Made of thin steel sheet metal and hand formed with an english wheel, the legs of this table offer sure footing for such a massive jewel.
T:118 Cast Glass Coffee Table - Hollow hand formed metal legs give the illusion of yielding to the glass tops weight.
T:118 Cast Glass Coffee Table - Countless constellations of air bubbles give amazing depth to the cast glass and act as little mirrors as they refract light.
S:315 Glass Top Stool - Created to showcase the beautiful cast glass of the Cast Glass Coffee Table, the Glass Top Stool offers adjustable bar seating with one of a kind looks. Designed and engineered around a found cast iron hub, the stools blackened steel base offers secure footing for the heavy glass seat.
S:315 Glass Top Stool - A detail of the blackened cast iron hub with adjustable ACME thread stem. Patterned off of an original found piece, the cast iron hub retains evidence of it's manufacturing through the cope and drag process.
S:315 Glass Top Stool - Shadows of it's supporting steel armature penetrate the swirly constellations of the cast glass seat.
Custom Gas Fireplace Burner - Off - Utilizing an ingenious system of interchangeable components, the raw steel layers of this fire feature offer a contemporary spin on the classic andiron. This unit has state of the art electronic ignition for natural gas fueled fireplaces.
Custom Gas Fireplace Burner - On - Utilizing an ingenious system of interchangeable components, the raw steel layers of this fire feature offer a contemporary spin on the classic andiron. This unit has state of the art electronic ignition for natural gas fueled fireplaces.
Custom Gas Fireplace Burner - Simple and sleek this contemporary fire feature in blackened steel makes a bold statement. This design utilizes state of the art electronic ignition for natural gas fueled fireplaces.
Custom Gas Fireplace Burner - A concave satin stainless steel form cradles volcanic rock which magically holds the flame on this contemporary fire feature. This design utilizes state of the art electronic ignition for natural gas fueled fireplaces.
Custom Gas Fireplace Burner - Looking like it was machined from a solid block of steel, this hand fabricated blackened steel fire feature utilizes state of the art electronic ignition for natural gas fueled fireplaces.
Custom Andirons for Wood Logs - Designed to make a bold statement, these fabricated steel andirons will securely hold the heaviest of logs. This design can be supplied with or without a gas log lighter element.
Custom Gas Fireplace Burner - Fully re-engineered, these classic Gulassa & Co. gas andirons feature top of the line electronic ignition for natural gas burning fireplaces. This new design virtually eliminates any and all blow out and flame propagation issues.
Custom Antique Brass Floor Lamp - Designed and engineered in collaboration with another designer, this modern reproduction of a classic design incorporates current UL standards and a unique diffuser system inside the fabric shade.
Custom Oval Dining Table - Designed and engineered in collaboration with a local interior designer, this elegant oval dining table features a blackened steel base with a very unique hand forged texture.
Custom Oval Dining Table - Base Detail - This very unique hand forged texture seamlessly wraps around the oval column of the dining table and contrasts nicely with the smooth blackened steel of the tables foot.
Custom Coffee Table - Designed and engineered in collaboration with a local interior designer, the lace wood top of this coffee table contrasts yet compliments the heavily pitted rusted steel legs.
Custom Coffee Table - Detail - The heavily pitted rusted steel legs are hollow fabrications made from recycled found steel sheet metal. Seamlessly welded at every edge the legs are then finished with a sealant that helps maintain and preserve the existing rust.
Custom Woven Steel Chandelier - Designed in collaboration with another designer this blackened steel and flat woven stainless steel wire mesh is clean and uncluttered.
Custom Woven Steel Chandelier - When lit you can barely see the 8 clear 10" T-bulbs filaments vibrate for a very subtle shimmering effect.
Outdoor Water Spigot for Nature Reserve - Designed to have a rustic, almost artifact like feel, this drinking spigot sat right at home atop a small boulder in the middle of the park.
Outdoor Water Spigot for Nature Reserve - Detail - This detail shows the tamper proof design needed for a public installation. Internal hardware was "off the shelf" making maintenance easy for park staff.
Custom Small Pendant - With price point the main directing factor this fixture was designed to go together quickly and easily with minimal machining and a small number of parts.
Custom Rolling Dining Table - Part 1 of 2 - Designed to stand alone or mate to an additional side table and make a larger dining table, this clear finished oak and powder coated steel table worked perfectly in the small city loft it was designed for.
Custom Rolling Dining Tables - Parts 1&2 of 2 - Both side console and dining table shown mated together to form one larger dining table. Wheels hidden inside the legs of the console table allowed for it to be lifted by one end like a wheel barrow and easily moved about the house.
Custom Rolling Dining Table - Detail - Uni-directional wheels on the dining table allowed for it to be pushed up against a nearby wall when only being used by a couple of people and helped utilize the limited space of this small down town loft.
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for Gulassa and Co

As lead designer at Gulassa & Co. I am responsible for designing and developing new product on a daily basis. From one-off creations to designs destined for one of Gulassa's furniture and lighting lines, every project receives the highest level of attention to create the best possible product.
Here is a small selection of my work for Gulassa & Co.

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Christopher Flechtner
Design and Consulting Kyōto-shi, Japan