Anthony Pappalardo: Virgin White
Curated by redstr/collective, Pappalardo's collection of handmade stools and tables are cut from a variety of both common and exotic woods. A fairly laborious process, Pappalardo crafts each piece using mostly small blocks. The result are works with meticulous parquet finishes and well-crafted, sturdy designs (see images above). His focus on the visual effect of joining different grains of lumber adds to the work. He's not a bad skater too (see video below). We like his relaxed, nonchalant style.