April 7, 2014
Jason Phillips (BFA ‘05) recently designed and fabricated his Olympic Screen. It stands at an impressive 10 feet wide by 10 feet tall and was designed for his family’s furniture company. Phillips Collection is a manufacturer of furnishings from around the world. Their works are the result of collaborations between in house designers and a variety of new and seasoned international talents.
Keeping with the brand’s environmental sensitivity, Jason strived to utilize found and discarded materials and create product collections with an organic contemporary feel. These rings are cut from decommissioned 55 gallon oil drums found in Northern Thailand. He designed 22 inch diameter discs that were cut and fashioned into a successful line of wall decor. Still, remnants of the lids were left over, and Jason wasn’t satisfied.
From these rings, the Olympic Collection was born. Freestanding screens, tables, pedestals and seating were all designed and developed by Jason and fabricated in the local communities of Chiangmai, Thailand. The collection is imported to Phillips Collection’s sprawling warehouse and headquarters and is currently being marketed to high end furniture galleries and interior design and architectural firms around the world.