Eric Trine

Having studied painting and sculpture in school, California native Eric Trine started designing purely out of necessity: “My wife and I got married and realized we didn’t have any furniture or money,” he says. But after moving to Portland for a grad program in applied crafts and design, he figured out how to merge his newfound interest with his existing fine art practice, starting a range of colorful woven chairs, plant stands, and marble tables that focus on “playful experimentation and the transformation of basic, off-the-shelf materials.” His pyramids for Sight Unseen, for example, are made with leftover sheet metal, which he had powder-coated in gold-flecked black gloss for some serious “cosmic prism vibes.”