Jeffrey A Day

Professional in Furniture Design.

Jeffrey A Day

About Jeffrey A Day

Following suit with his uniquely dichotomous designs, DAY-STUDIO’s lead designer, Jeff Day, strikes a balance of cerebral and creative. With over a decade of experience in product design (and three Patents later), Day combines his strategic planning and tactical implementation skills with an innately exploratory mind. His designs effortlessly showcase the effectiveness of this equilibrium. Jeff processes his designs by relating action and emotion to inanimate objects. Definition and the core fundamentals of space and form drives Jeff’s designs, and originates from imagination and the intellectual sequencing that occurs I his own daily observations. The conceptualization of his signature “Raster” series came to him as he was concentrating on the line he was able to discern while peering at his computer screen. Pushing and pulling instinctual space is an innately natural process for Day’s design. The “Drops” series, for example came from Jeff watching water disrupt the surface of a pond. Following suit, he juxtaposed the result of that soft and flowing visual onto a hard surface. With the maliciousness of a CNC router, the precision with which Day designs allows his creations to seamlessly and compellingly convey rich complexity and dimension.

  • Winner of 9 A' Design Awards.
  • Professional in Furniture Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Highly Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Furniture
Drops Coffee Table

Drops Coffee Table

Furniture Design

H20il Bench and Occasional Table

H20il Bench and Occasional Table

Furniture Design

Raster  side table

Raster side table

Furniture Design

Setback Coffee Table

Setback Coffee Table

Furniture Design

Stems_CT_03 coffee table

Stems_CT_03 coffee table

Furniture Design

YRH_CT coffee table

YRH_CT coffee table

Furniture Design

Levels_CT coffee table

Levels_CT coffee table

Furniture Design

Ashtray_CT Table

Ashtray_CT Table

Furniture Design

Bubbles cocktail table

Bubbles cocktail table

Furniture Design


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Interview with Jeffrey A Day

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
I have an MID from Pratt Institute, and a BA of Art History from The Ohio State University. I have over a decade of design experience (and a handful of patents) ranging from mass produced pieces to custom work. I have always wanted to be a designer since I could remember. I live by the phrase "what if"; "what if this did that" view of the world.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
Day-Studios is a boutique firm creating contemporary designs that demonstrate purpose, precision and beauty.
What is "design" for you?
Design for me is progression; a progression of thoughts that turn into products which in turn creates a new interest and/or a new skill set only to feed the next design cycle.
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
Good question, the next piece is always my most favorite until it is done.
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
My favorite material to work with is wood, it gives so much character and warmth. Plastics being a close second with are versatility. My favorite piece of tech is 3D printing, it's so quick and useful for development.
When do you feel the most creative?
When my mind is clear, it allows space for something "else" to happen.
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
During the designing phase I focus solely on realizing the inspiration with respect to proportions and materials. How the design gets realized is addressed later.
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
Designers have a responsibility to respect the world we all live in. We play a part in what materials are used and the process in how they are manufactured. It’s a small part of much larger picture and I feel designers are doing their part.
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
The contemporary design field is finding its voice on two fronts in my opinion. First of all with the proliferation of converging technologies such as CAD, CNC and 3D printing designers are boundless with what they design and how they go about realizing the vision. Secondly, designers are pushing away from the computer screens more frequently and are playing a vital role the production. There is a disconnect from being solely a CAD jockey designer to actual production of an item. I feel designers are trying to strike a balance between both worlds to make better designs.
How do you work with companies?
I strive to create partnerships with companies, I am always fascinated by how others accomplish designs or manufacturing. I try to learn what they do well and how best to translate that skill into real world application.
Can you talk a little about your design process?
My design process at the highest level is Ideation, solidification, definition and fruition. Ideation is the spark, or creative idea. Solidification is about exploring options and refinement, where the idea solidifies. Definition is about how do we get it to market, what dimensions work, what kinds of materials can we use; actually defining what and how of a product. Fruition is bringing a concept to life, making prototypes and learning where it can be improved upon.
What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
my IPhone, Brooks running shoes, a 15 year old Pentel Kerry mechanical pencil, Emeco Navy chair, and of course my Drops coffee table.
Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
Good Question, young designers please do your research when the project calls for it, the information will always be useful; More importantly, follow your instincts, they will not fail you.
What is your "golden rule" in design?
Balance plus visual interest. I always strive for a product to look and feel perfect. I find
What skills are most important for a designer?
The most important skills for a designer are observation and ideation.

Extended Interview with Jeffrey A Day

Could you please tell us about your experience as a designer, artist, architect or creator?
I have and MID from Pratt Institute and an BFA from The Ohio State University
How did you become a designer?
Brining thoughts into the built world motivates me to design, I became a designer so
What are your priorities, technique and style when designing?
It was a natural progression for me becoming a designer, it was a choice for sure.
Which emotions do you feel when designing?
I design high end furniture and home furnishings, I would really like to design lighting down the road.
What particular aspects of your background shaped you as a designer?
Young designers would benefit themselves by gaining broad experiences and figuring out where their interests/talents are and utilizing them to the fullest.
What is your growth path? What are your future plans? What is your dream design project?
The ability to recognize when a product is perfect... I will add that good designers can design Great products: and great designers can design good products.
You are truly successful as a designer, what do you suggest to fellow designers, artists and architects?
Good design lasts in both duration, materials and concept. People should invest for their own quality of life!
What are your philanthropic contributions to society as a designer, artist and architect?
design at its core is solving a problem within a set of criteria. Sometimes the problem is ergonomic, or function or aesthetic.

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