Tuesday, October 4, 2011

About URBNLUX Artist David Rowan Johnson

Currently living in Venice, David Rowan Johnson is an avid skateboarder. Trained as an architect, he received his Masters from UCLA.  His love for making has drawn him to a wide range of investigations, from carpentry and custom interiors to product and graphic design. Eager to solve problems he strives to be innovative with his work.  The skateboard has had a long lasting and continuing effect on California’s culture and way of life.  As a reaction to this pervasive influence, the Venice lounger makes use of recycled skateboard decks, giving them a new life.  The skateboard has a number of inherent qualities that are apt for furniture design. Its curves can be utilized to conform to the human body, making the chair highly ergonomic.