Bev's Keen Eye on Design

June 2017: Local Love

“If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.”  Eckhart Tolle

We recently walked through the William & Wayne Showroom at the Seattle Design Center, and during our visit we were introduced to some amazing local artists! Here is a look at the work of Sean Carelton, Mark Dellplain, and Taylor Clinton:

Sean Carleton of Carleton Fine Works

“Inspiration for my work comes from various industrial and residential design environments. Each piece is created in one of two ways. Either I use the piece of wood chosen to direct a complimentary metalwork design, or I use the metalwork to dictate what purpose the wood should serve in the design.The finished pieces are made of metal and wood that is hand cut, joined together with varying techniques and sanded to finish. I use alder, oak, walnut, madrone and other types of wood that come from Washington State.”


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Mark Dellplain of Not2big

When 2008’s economic downturn forced then graphic designer Mark Dellplain to reassess his career, the Bellevue resident made an unusual decision: He bought a boat.While restoring the 1940 Chris-Craft speedboat, he realized he inherited his father’s love of working with wood. So he decided to combine his design experience with his new passion and launched Not2big modern furniture.Woodworkers Gallery Rising Star award. The console is constructed from a single piece of curved maple. The hidden drawer (surprises are a signature of Dellplain’s work) features a nautical hinge: a nod to Dellplain’s father.


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Taylor Clinton

Taylor works for AMC Interiors as a design assistant.  Much of his work today is influenced by the vast number of textiles, stones, and furniture he sees everyday in the design field.  He hopes to grab the attention of viewers with his bold use of color and textures. Current work can be viewed at the Seattle Design Center, and in Olympia at his family’s shop, Clinton’s Music House.

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Stay tuned for more blog posts featuring local artists!