Another Summit — ID Done!


This post by WildSnow.com blogger  

Another of life’s mountains has been climbed. Our son Louie graduated a few days ago from Western Washington University’s Industrial Design program. His class of 13 showcased their talents at the penthouse offices of Teague in Seattle. For the past nine months they’ve been working on their senior projects — designing and building a chaise lounge. The results were as stunning as the moon rising over Mt. Baker. We’re expecting great things from these creative men and women, and express our heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to the grad class.

Louie's chaise, made of soft shell fabric, steel tubing and aluminum.

Louie’s chaise, made of softshell fabric, steel tubing and aluminum. Turns out that high tech outdoorsy fabric is not just for jackets and pants.

Another view of Louis Dawson 3 version.

Another view of Louis Dawson 3 version.

Kirk Turner's carbon fiber interpretation.

Kirk Turner’s carbon fiber interpretation. Female forms on top of a masculine frame attached to support feet using techie rod-ends. The back story of what these guys went through to make these highly finished pieces is unbelievable, literally hundreds of hours of work.

Carson

Made of fiberglass and concrete, this chaise can be swiveled into a chair. By Carson Massie.

Curves

What impressed us the most was the uniqueness of each form. This by Jesse Zackery.

Chaise

By Matt Lider.

wool

Wool and polished aluminum by Melina Edgerton.

base

Note the intricate base of this lounger by Nick Hanlon.

Comments

13 Responses to “Another Summit — ID Done!”

  1. AmyH June 16th, 2014 4:25 pm

    Beautiful work! As an alumni of Western, I know the ID program rocks. Congrats everyone.

  2. Patricia Dawson June 16th, 2014 5:59 pm

    So proud of you Grandson. Amazing Chaise Lounge. Can’t wait to stretch out
    on it. Congratulations on your successful years at Western!!!!!

  3. kyle tyler June 16th, 2014 6:57 pm

    go ski – congrats — or surf – or – have a road trip – or — have a beer and enjoy–

  4. Terry June 16th, 2014 9:50 pm

    Congratulations, Dawsons!

    Louie, probably the last thing on your mind, but if you put that chaise for production on Kickstarter, I’d probably order one…. have a heavy chair I bought that has never left the car :-)

    Am looking forward to upcoming designs!

  5. Lisa Dawson June 16th, 2014 10:42 pm

    Thanks all, for the kind words. Our photos don’t begin to show how beautiful these pieces are. Lou and I are stoked to caretake Louie’s for a while.

  6. MarkS June 17th, 2014 1:06 am

    Ahem, very cool everyone. I agree about Kickstarter. Would like to have one of those in my mountain pad.

  7. Joe Risi June 17th, 2014 6:21 am

    Congrats Dawsons!

    Big ups to you Louie for finishing up at Western can’t wait to see what awesome products you design in the future.

    Plus put me down for a chaise lounge!

  8. Frame June 17th, 2014 6:40 am

    Nice work, nice style.
    No beer holder? Probably why I needed an extra year to finish my degree…

  9. Lou Dawson June 17th, 2014 7:55 am

    Not one of the loungers had a beer holder. This is interesting. Perhaps the designers will comment. Lou

  10. Jason June 17th, 2014 9:57 am

    “Design Without Beer” must have been the challenge.

  11. Lou Dawson 2 June 17th, 2014 11:10 am

    Louie just told me that in ID, they drink the beer too fast to need cup holders on furniture. Lou

  12. Nel June 18th, 2014 1:21 am

    Congratulations! That’s a tough major!

  13. Craig Dawson June 18th, 2014 10:19 am

    Congrats Louie, very nice design, should look good on the back porch at Wild snow HQ!!!!
    Good luck in the next few weeks!!

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