Designer to know ! Ian Love

31 Oct 2020 | Design

Compared with most designers, Ian Love has followed an unconventional career path. Before setting up his own studio in Brooklyn about four years ago, Love was a touring vocalist and guitarist in New York’s post-hardcore scene. But the self-taught maker dove into his new calling with aplomb, letting instinct and a deep reverence for his materials guide him. Love’s diverse creative output spans furniture, lighting, sculpture, and smaller-scale home goods, but is united by his fascination with timber. Using logs salvaged by arborists on Long Island (where Love now lives full time), he shapes seemingly-flawed logs and stumps into organic stools and side tables, sometimes with timber inlay or decorative carvings.