Brave Matter is an Oakland-based design atelier creating objects for the interior with a focus on utility and desire. Exploiting material properties, fabrication methodology, and the narrative potential of objects, the studio’s approach disregards convention in favor of something altogether more brave. With the belief that good design expresses both the zeitgeist and a deep awareness of the past, Christina Zamora founded Brave Matter in 2015 intent on harnessing industrial disciples and craft expertise to produce work that blurs the lines between studio practice and mass production processes.
At Sight Unseen OFFSITE, Brave Matter will present the first luminaries in its Archaic Modern Light Series. Inspired by materials, archetypes and technologies from the remote past, the lights are produced in an amalgam of ceramic, salt and brass. Also debuting are a selection of tabletop accessories characterized by the same attention to utility and desire.