August 14th, 2019 | Kristen de la Vallière | sayhito-mag.com
“We recently came across the work of new-on-the-scene designer, New York-based James Stumpf,
working under the studio name of ‘Avoirdupois’ who is about to release his debut collection ‘Tripartite’. The name for me, living in France, automatically indicated a French connection, where in fact it translates in English engineering terms – to a system of weights for measuring. James, originally an engineer by profession, was drawn to the familiar term which felt like the perfect fit to be the name for his new design studio. He wanted to make a statement and create something of significance and weight on the scene.
When asked what inspired him and where he wanted to bring his new studio in the future, with a methodical mind, he talked about reinventing a new generation of iconic and classic pieces with beauty in luxurious and unexpected material combinations, good proportions and details in the engineering functionality of their inner workings.”
To discover more work by Avoirdupois Furniture Design, click here.