David Weeks Studio
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990, David Weeks moved to New York with every intention of becoming an artist. His introduction to the world of product design came somewhat by chance—after stumbling into a job with jewelry designer Ted Muehling, Weeks discovered a passion for metalwork that would eventually translate into the elegant, sculptural lighting designs for which he became well known.
Since setting up his own studio in 1996, David has greatly diversified. With a manufacturing space in Brooklyn and a storefront-turned-gallery in Tribeca, his work now spans everything from furniture to toys.
"It sounds corny but when you start designing you just notice little things, like a doorknob that feels wrong or the way a lock closes. You start critiquing everything. It’s also about materials. When you see a material bend a certain way you get an instant idea of what you could do with it. The studio in Brooklyn was very much designed to make those experiments possible."
"I’ve been trying to tie everything together for the last 20 years! I studied painting and sculpture, and art is very much a part of everything I do."
There is so much stuff to be made and so much stuff to have fun making. I want the storefront in Tribeca to be a connecting point, somewhere that people can see the work as a body."