Industrial product designer Alex Brokamp creates innovative furniture, lighting, and objects – and he presented a fine selection of all of the above during this Fall 2019 season of Maison & Objet in Paris.
House Tipster Industry partner and Maison & Objet Global Trend Ambassador Patti Carpenter spoke exclusively with Brokamp, to hear all about his personal creative process and career trajectory.
In addition to being able to showcase his work for the first time on this international scale at Maison & Objet, 27-year-old Brokamp was also among six up-and-coming collectives from the United States honored during this season’s Rising Talent Awards.
Notably, he is the only U.S.-based talent in this group who is not based in New York: he hails from the Midwest and is currently a master’s degree student of environmental design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. That’s certainly not the only way he stands out from the pack.
One of the most standout pieces in the designer’s booth was a clever, digitally printed glass table that looks like a stack of shipping crate boxes. After packing up a lot of his own lighting products, the sparks of inspiration clearly stood out.
This glass piece, like much of Brokamp’s work, is about challenging perceptions.
“The concept behind the piece is to really challenge notions of material and context,” Brokamp said. “Really looking at an object and seeing what can be done [with materials].”
Click here to view a full gallery of exclusive event photos from the Rising Talent Awards Fall 2019.
To hear more from Patti Carpenter’s interview with Alex Brokamp, be sure to catch a recap of House Tipster Industry’s Paris live stream in the video player below.
Stay tuned for even more of our upcoming Maison & Objet coverage, including additional exclusive profiles of Rising Talent Award winners. Make sure to also catch every compelling episode of our House Tipster Live series, filmed in Paris.