There was so much pressure and so much intensity of this project with American Standard. It was a complete whirlwind. And it was so much fun and an experience of a lifetime. To see the full details of this project, you should really click here, but I figured I it would be cool to show off a few behind the scenes of the project and a bit behind my process, because this was a remarkable project. I will say this, it is really difficult to have your work "up there" as a designer, to be judged as a creative person for the entire world to critique. It can take a bit of a bruising to the ego because it is an extreme amount of pressure. Although I earned my chops in art school, and I'm just coming off another big announcement in the works, I look at this as a really successful design experiment of sorts. It is an honour to be joined with a tour-de-force of design, some pretty big names with some pretty big ideas, but thankfully no big attitudes presented themselves. This group of designers are so professional and so likeable that it's hard to imagine anyone else doing anything else.
Here are some behind the scenes of this entire project and I hope that this gives a glimpse into the bigger picture:
One of the best decisions I made was to work in Evernote with the entire team at Kendall Photography and shared all my notes, pictures, construction drawings, and specifications. It worked really well because when I made a change everyone was notified immediately. Subsequently, when things happened, much like life, and we couldn't get something I was able to quickly update everyone with a note, a new specification, or add in the emails that I was receiving with my responses and approvals.
Some people have asked how long this project took, and there really isn't a precise answer for this, but it took a few weeks of planning and a few weeks of construction so nothing outside the normal project timelines. Times six designers and six spaces.
Before I sign this off, I owe an extremely special thanks to Veronika Miller and DXV American Standard for letting us be creative, to run the show, bring our visions to life, and to work with me on this truly collaborative effort. The process was the creative, the creative was the force, and the force was all in that little inspiration of a faucet. Part of me thinks that something this cool won't come along ever again and I need to treasure every second in memory, but then the other part of me is so grateful that it did and that I can release this out to the world now.