Douglas Fanning’s work examines the space between two points—from history learned to the future imagined. Drawing from art, design, and architectural avenues, Fanning continually pushes the boundaries between form and physics to create clean, fluid, yet uncompromisingly daring pieces. Tapping into his fascination with interpreting architectural concepts into physical form, Fanning’s exploratory work hinges on the intersection between balance, proportion, and beauty. Rendering these ideas out of a combination of metal, glass, and stone adds a sculptural materiality to his work, which has attracted some of the most prestigious architecture and interior design firms in the country.
The Axis 3 is an exploration of intersecting light. The flexibility of the blades allow for the emission of direct light downward while simultaneously casting indirect light upwards providing additional ambience. When mounted to brushed stainless steel arms, this 2-tier ensemble creates a dynamic new mobile type.
80″ x 20″ x 48″ drop
Blade: Gloss white, gloss black, satin silver
Stem + Canopy: Gloss white, gloss black, brushed brass, brushed stainless steel, blackened stainless steel, mirror-polished stainless steel
Cylinder: Black granite