About this Artist
"As a designer/craftsman, I enjoy manipulating common materials and coaxing out of each a subtlety of form. I derive my sense of design from shapes and objects that intrigue me, such as old Vespa scooters, vintage lunch boxes, and vintage tools."
Damian Velasquez designs and builds striking modern furniture that will inspire for generations to come. With great attention to detail and fine craftsmanship, Velasquez has a keen ability to design livable, modern furniture that stands out from the crowd. His line of sculptural outdoor furniture, Half 13, is the latest collection to join a portfolio of exciting designs.
Velasquez uses combinations of geometric forms--arcs, angles, cubes, circles, and ovals--as launching points for his furniture designs. With steel as his structure, he cuts, bends, rolls, and welds to create the framework for his shapes. Each piece is crafted by hand at his furniture studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Velasquez found it challenging and intriguing to work with a material intended for bland industrial applications. The artist soon mastered the ability to make this ordinary material come alive in a world well beyond its pedigree.
It takes time to make great artwork. Most of the pieces we offer are created one at a time by the artist, and shipped directly to you from the artist’s studio.
Holiday Shipping Guidelines
To make sure your gift arrives by 12/25, please select the shipping method that corresponds to the shipping date listed for your item.
|Items that ship by December 23rd:||Next Day Air|
|Items that ship by December 21st:||Second Day Air|
|Items that ship by December 15th:||Ground|
Not all artists can ship for Next Day delivery. Some furniture and larger art items must ship via freight. Timing of freight shipping cannot be guaranteed. Items shipping from Canada cannot be guaranteed.
E-Gift Certificates: Perfect Last-Minute Gifts
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To send an Art Gift Folder: during checkout, once you enter your billing and shipping information, select the check box that reads "click here to enter a gift message." On the next screen, under Special Instructions, enter "Art Gift Folder." Under "Gift Message," enter your optional personalized message.