"The Ambivoid" by Austin Gauley. "The goal of this project was to reimagine a reclaimed material in a new form that was only subtly reminiscent of its former self. The Ambivoid utilizes a reclaimed oil drum, reshaping the curves of the original form into a continuous profile, suspending the user above the created void. The profile can be flipped on its top to serve as either a chair or a side table. Inspired by curves in mid-century modern furniture, the Ambivoid captures a glimpse into the past life of the reclaimed metal white creating a rustic modern, modular piece."
Meet the Designer: "Austin Gauley first completed his Bachelor's degree in Interior Design at Mississippi College and is now a second year graduate student at Florida State University pursuing a Master's of Fine Arts in Interior Design. He has always been interested in different areas of art and design including painting, sculpture, graphic and interior design. This being his first furniture design project, he was excited to explore another part of design and specifically reinterpreting reclaimed materials into new and useful forms. Austin plans to first practice in retail or hospitality design working on branding interior spaces and later wants to purse a career in academia."