Have you ever met an artist that works with copper? Meet TJ Volonis – a talented Brooklyn-based artist constructing astounding furniture and wall art pieces using copper tubes. His description helps us understand his intuition that results in so many delicately designed, strongly built pieces: “My work focuses on the dependent relationship between the whole and the segment and the fragile balance between order and disorder. In particular I work with patterns–portraying them simply and in their entirety, or through the prism of a larger pattern.” His passion for this versatile material was transposed in numerous furniture items, like an amazing dining table two meters long.
How did you start in this business?
Did you always work with copper or experienced other materials as well?
What qualities of the material made you choose to work with copper?
How many hours go into creating a functional art piece?
Where do you find inspiration for creating your beautiful “order meets chaos” works?
Please guide our site readers through the creative process taking you from idea to finished product – how do you work?
You capture a beautiful color of the material – why do you prefer it to, let’s say, shiny copper?
Seems that you divide the work into functional and decorative objects – which of these is more challenging and rewarding and why?
What have you learned from working with copper tubing?
You are a self-taught artist. How much time do you spend researching your line of work?
What was the oddest request you had to deal with?
Here’s the catch: San Diego comes with what locals call a “sun tax.” It’s pricey to live in “America’s Finest City” and the surrounding county, and the region perennially ranks among the most expensive in the country. It’s often a landlord’s market on the apartment front, and home prices are well beyond what many locals can afford. Still, millions of people manage to make San Diego their place in the sun. We spent more than 30 hours conducting extensive research on San Diego’s apartments, neighborhoods and residential options. We looked at more than 80 apartment complexes in the San Diego area, categorizing them by location and comparing them with a set list of criteria. Besides basic information such as year constructed, number of units and average rent prices, we factored in community amenities such as outdoor spaces and fitness facilities.
When square footage is limited, the last thing you need is an obstacle course of furniture to weave through. Stick to the basics of what you need to enjoy your space. This doesn’t mean you need to live in an empty apartment; it means you should select pieces that serve double duty. Some ideas for multifunctional furniture include. An ottoman (even better: a storage ottoman). It can convert your sofa into a chaise sectional or work as a coffee table (with a tray on top for stability) or extra seating. A sofa table. This can serve as a makeshift dining table, a desk or an entryway table. Go the extra mile and choose a narrow 30-inch-high bookcase or a sofa table with shelving. Stacking, self-storing furniture. Nesting side tables have a variety of uses. A bench. It can serve as dining room seating, a coffee table or a low media cabinet.