Pursuing Emotion and Feel Through His Art | 396 | Brent Warr is an Artist You Should Know

Hi. I hope you’re having a great week! I’m Josh Cooperman and this is Convo By Design with an artist I think you should know…. His name is Brent Warr and his work is unique and very cool.

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Designer Resources

ThermaSol – Redefining the modern shower experience. Episode 271 featuring Mitch Altman

Article, great style is easy. It’s the best way to buy beautiful modern furniture

York Wallcoverings – Designed to inspire for over 125 years

Franz Viegener – Finely crafted sculptural faucets

Moya Living  Beautiful, durable powder coated kitchen, bath & outdoor kitchen cabinetry

Brent Warr is is an artist who specializes in furniture design. Or, perhaps he is a furniture maker who crafts amazing furniture art. Either way, and both are right, his work is sculptural and fun. Brent has a distinct Freddie Mercury vibe and he is one of those rare creatives who produce work you just want to touch. I mentioned in our chat that his work reminds me of the set decor from the 1988 Michael Keaton movie Beetlejuice. I don’t know if you remember the movie, but I do. It was 1988 and Glenn Shadix played the part of Otho, the interior designer and the set was decorated by Catherine Mann. Mann, who worked on pictures like Karate Kid Part 3, Caddy Shack Part 2 and the TV show WKRP in Cincinnati, all of which held a special place in my heart in the mid-Eighties. But BeetleJuice was my first exposure to interior design. I didn’t understand it, but I knew I liked it. Anyway, check the work, watch the movie…let me know your thoughts. This is my conversation with Brent Warr. But first, this.

Amazing. Thank you, Brent! Special thanks to CXD sponsors and partners ThermaSol, Moya Living, York Wallcoverings, Franz Viegenr and Article Furniture. Thank you for taking some time out of your busy schedule to listen to Convo by Design. I produce this show for you. Those in the design industry to hear what others are doing and hopefully provide you with some inspiration to do that thing you do. Remember why and for whom you craft and create. Please subscribe to the show so you don’t miss an episode, you can find us everywhere you get your favorite podcasts. Thank you, have a great week and take today first. -CXD