Different design houses and companies are showcasing the best of modern designs at this year’s Dwell on Design, the West Coast’s largest Design Show. At booth #1011, Damian Velasquez of Albuquerque, New Mexico is promoting the Half13, an all-metal contemporary outdoor furniture line. All the furniture pieces in the collection have been made from mild steel and come powder coated for long outdoor use. A designer and builder, Velasquez has been making modern furniture for 20 years.
The collection includes the $900 Cube end table, $2,800 O table, $4,000 Loveseat No. 70, ($2,500 Chair No. 35 and the $3,400 Philly Club chair. Although the furniture is made from steel only, the units don’t get heated up much, as the airflow dissipates most of the heat stored in the metal. Since the gauge make for flex in the seat, the pieces are quite comfortable to sit on.