Souda, a young design studio that specializes in furniture, lighting, and home decor, recently collaborated with Courtney Reagor (http://www.courtneyreagor.com) on a new photo series that showcase Souda’s objects on vibrant backgrounds with an array of organic materials.
Souda (pronounced “soh-duh”) is a Japanese word that roughly translates to “Oh, yeah!” Souda was founded in the summer of 2012 by recent graduates of Parsons School of Design. Consisting of the collaborative work of Isaac Friedman-Heiman, Shaun Kasperbauer, and Luft Tanaka, Souda designs and manufactures furniture, lighting, and home decor in New York City. With a rich material vocabulary, Souda utilizes a process-driven approach to create objects that are embedded with character. By combining in-house production with components produced by local machinists, woodworkers, and metal shops, Souda’s objects are as uniquely expressive as they are well-crafted.
Courtney Reagor is a creator based in Brooklyn, born in Chicago and formally educated in Savannah, Georgia. She is influenced by organic shapes, patterns and color as well as their contrast with man-made objects. Courtney has a background in illustration but explores visual communication in photography, installation, ceramics and collage.