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As a designer, artist, and craftsman, my work has had a deep connection to both the physical manipulation of materials--within their properties and character, as well as to the process of conceptualization in form, color, proportion, and joinery. It is the thoughtful and honest balance between these primary elements that I am intent on expressing in the work, regardless of scale.

Although we incorporate techniques, materials, and forms rooted in the past, we seek to give each original design a timelessness that will outlive period or style and continue to contribute to the composition of the space that it inhabits. Combining design and craft, our studio produces work that is poetic and rational, industrial and organic, archaic and contemporary. As a design studio with an extensive fabrication shop, we are able to achieve subtleties in the work that are often otherwise lost in the process of translation. Since 1997, Archive Designs has created unique architectural metalwork, hammered copper hoods, repoussé, furniture and lighting for individuals across the country; we hope to have the opportunity to work with you soon.

Joseph Mross 2007