Feb 6, 2015

5 Questions For: Brent Comber, Brent Comber Originals

Name: Brent Comber
Title: Owner/Designer

Which of your designs or projects are you most excited about right now and why?  
We are developing a couple of new lines, one of which reflects a connection to nature through the materials and simplicity. Henry David Thoreau said: “From the forest and wilderness come the tonics and barks which brace mankind.” I am excited that these pieces are a reminder of the wisdom of nature. As natural beings, we need our connection to the wilderness. Two hundred years ago, Thoreau found life had acquired a bustling tempo and materialistic tone that left him disturbed and insecure, similar to how we sometimes feel today. We will be excited to launch our High Country collection this spring.

Tell us three words that embody your design philosophy. 
Authentic. Place. Story.

What's your favorite place in the Pacific Northwest and why?  Florencia Bay on the west coast of Vancouver Island is consistently inspiring.

Who or what are you inspired by right now?
Isamu Noguchi, Radiohead, Ann Hamilton, Kenya Hara, Anish Kapoor, Michele Oka Doner, and many more.

What do you think of the color gray?
Gray is about the light on the West Coast. I think it is an atmospheric color as opposed to a color I would choose for clothing. It is a color we work with all the time in interiors.

Image Courtesy of Mike Wakefield.

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