David Weeks launched two new designs: the Fenta lighting collection and a limited edition of his 1999 Semana chair.
Fenta is a sculptural floor and table lamp design that uses a wood pin to hold the curved brass armature to the cement base. The name “Fenta” is derived from the French word “fente” meaning slot, which refers to the multiple slots in the lamp’s cement base, which was custom cast in upstate New York. The Fenta collection marks the first time that Weeks used brass as the standard metal for a design.
For the Semana chair, Big Bend Saddlery in West Texas produced the sling in 1/8-of-an-inch-thick tanned saddle leather used for the chair.
Weeks graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1990 after studying painting and sculpture. He relocated to New York City and established David Weeks Studio in 1996 in Brooklyn”s DUMBO neighborhood. The studio produces a range of products including lighting, furniture, toys and tabletop items.