A Brooklyn-based designer with a Hawaiian twist
Moving Mountains is a(nother) Brooklyn-based design studio established by Hawaii native Syrette Lew. While we find it completely incomprehensible why someone would leave Hawaii, the studio is clearly thriving in its adopted locale. Thousands of miles away from her homeland, the designer works exclusively with regional craftsman to create purified industrial design. Moving Mountains makes easy-to-love furniture, lighting and accessories with geometric shapes and bright pops of color that don’t overpower the overall simplicity.
During New York Design Week, the studio will be participating in Sight Unseen’s Offsite exhibition, which will take place from May 16th to 20th and will feature a plethora of fabulous designers, including Eric Trine, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio and Knauf & Brown. At the exhibition, Moving Mountains will be display their A-Framed Mirror as well as two new designs: the Hi-Lo Shelving and the Aspect Table Lamp.
The A-Framed Mirror is straightforward and genuine, yet entirely interesting. It’s a mountain and a sunset all in one.
The Aspect Lamps are principally a showcase for the materials used. A bare marble base provides weight for the delicate powdercoated steel stem and adjustable shade.
The Hi-Lo Shelving has an almost Pop Art-inspired vibe with its bright blue highlight and marble contrast. Plywood holds it all together in a sculptural pyramid.