Upon receiving a master's degree in industrial design from Pratt in 2005, Ascalon was recognized by Wallpaper* magazine as one of the “Ten Most Wanted” emerging designers in the world. Ascalon grew up immersed in art and design, with his grandfather and father both being sculptors. In creating this collection, Ascalon was inspired by Atlas, the Greek mythological character condemned for eternity to carry the heavens on his shoulders. Translating this into a physical object, Ascalon was intrigued by the challenge of making an elegant frame that could carry the weight of solid stone. His Atlas Coffee Table (2012), like Atlas himself, exemplifies strength and endurance. Top made in China; base made in U.S.A.
Solid North American black walnut base; solid marble or travertine tabletop.
Born outside of Philadelphia, Brad Ascalon is a third-generation designer who found himself immersed in the world of art and design from an early age. His grandfather, Maurice Ascalon, was an industrial designer and sculptor who founded a metal arts manufacturing company in Israel in the late 1930s, while his father David is a sculptor and artist whose studio designs and fabricates one-of-a-kind, large-scale permanent art installations for places of worship and public spaces around North America.
Ascalon studied music and communication as an undergraduate at Rutgers University. Upon graduation, he moved to New York and worked in the advertising and music industries for several years before returning to school to study design. In 2005, he completed his Master's degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute and that same year was recognized by Wallpaper* magazine as one of the "Ten Most Wanted" emerging designers in the world. Read more >