Travis Fitch was raised in an off-grid house by artists in the desert outside Santa Fe. After studying architecture at Cornell University, he spent five years designing for Diller, Scofidio + Renfro in New York. But what matters more than his resumé is the stuff that keeps him up at night—like if we’re all going to buy identical, stripped-down objects only to spend so much time dressing them up, maybe it’d be a good idea to create things that have some personality to begin with. And if up to this point design has been hemmed-in by material properties, what kinds of crazy stuff could we be making now that we have the technology to fabricate on-demand anything from an intricate silver bracelet to a chair?
Created in 2016, Fitchwork is designed to be a partial answer to those questions, drawing on mathematics, primordial shapes, and the belief that ornament isn’t a dirty word. It’s also just the tip of the iceberg.