Aratani・Fay is a collaborative design studio by Ayako Aratani and Evan Fay, based in Pontiac, MI. Both received an MFA in 3D design at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2016 and founded the studio shortly after their graduation. Working as independent designers, the duo shares a studio and workshop, collaborating on projects and exhibiting together.
Past exhibitions include a solo show at Salon Gallery in Boston, Architectural Design Digest Show in NYC, Salone Satellite in Milan, Collective Design in NYC, Interior Design Show in Toronto.
Lawless series by Aratani・Fay, Photo: Aratani Fay
Our work embraces irregularity through craft, focusing on intuitive construction methods to create artful domestic objects.
Lawless Stool by Evan Fay
Lawless series pursues beauty in chaos within a structured landscape reimagining seating as objects creating expressive dialogue in a space. Discovering a poetic moment in dystopia and confronting present dilemmas may be an opportunity to celebrate new perspectives in design. The pieces embrace irregularity through craft, focusing on intuitive construction methods and spontaneous form by rhythmically connecting and growing each piece to realize a liminal position between design art and craft, balancing metaphor and utility.
Lawless Stool is part of World Wide Things Collection.