Douglas Fanning's work examines the space between two points—from history learned to the future imagined. Drawing from art, design, and architectural avenues, Fanning continually pushes the boundaries between form and physics to create clean, fluid, yet uncompromisingly daring pieces.
Tapping into his fascination with interpreting architectural concepts into physical form, Fanning's exploratory work hinges on the intersection between balance, proportion, and beauty. Rendering these ideas out of a combination of metal, glass, and stone adds a sculptural materiality to his work, which has attracted some of the most prestigious architecture and interior design firms in the country.
Each piece is designed and crafted in Fanning's Brooklyn studio, where he also operates his custom fabrication company, DYAD, Inc.
2009 -- BEST OF YEAR 2009 MERIT AWARD; INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE.
2008 -- ISSUED UNITED STATES PATENT FOR LIGHTPOLE MODULE 29/225,082.
2008 -- DESIGNS SELECTED FOR LARK BOOKS 2009 PUBLICATION 500 TABLES (2 ENTRIES).
2005 -- NOMINATED FOR THE GERMAN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2006.
2004 -- GOOD DESIGN AWARD; THE CHICAGO ATHENAEUM MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN.
2004 -- TRAVELING PRIZE- JAPAN GIFU PREFECTURE/IDNF DESIGN PRIZE. ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY
2004 -- BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DESIGN 2004, SAINT-ETIENNE FRANCE. TWO AWARDS FOR UNITED STATES.
2004 -- KEYNOTE SPEAKER NEOCON EAST SPONSORED BY METROPOLIS MAGAZINE AND HERMAN MILLER.
2003 -- METROPOLIS MAGAZINE; 'DESIGN ENTREPRENEURS: THE NEXT GENERATION'.
2003 -- INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE; FUTURE FURNITURE DESIGN AWARD.
1994 -- LUCILLE SMYSER MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE FROM COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY.