VMAN Design: Green River Project

VMAN Design: Green River Project

Artist favorite furniture studio--Green River Project--opens its doors to the shades of Spring.

Artist favorite furniture studio--Green River Project--opens its doors to the shades of Spring.

Photography: Andrew Jacobs

Styling: Michael Darlington

This cover story appears in the pages of VMAN41, our Spring 2019 issue, on newsstands now. 

Founded by painter Aaron Aujla and sculptor Ben Bloomstein, Green River Project is a unique design-driven endeavor operating across varying creative planes. "We like not existing exclusively in any one industry," explains Aujla. While the duo craft exceptionally beautiful furniture, their work is best characterized by their framing of collections. Similar to the way in which fashion designers incorporate storytelling into seasonal product lines, Aujla and Bloomstein weave a narrative thread throughout the pieces and their respective collections. "[Fashion and furniture] have similar interests and objectives to design. I think that's the connection," says Aujla. "They both serve the form of the body; one adorns and the other offers relief." The various Green River Project collections range from waves of dreamy unfinished tropical hardwoods and lacquered bamboo to angular polished aluminum tables and sconces made from airplane parts. Textiles from New York label Bode decorate African mahogany stools. "We still consider ourselves as artists; we feel like outsiders in the design world," says Aujla. "Which we like."

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