Pare is a personal project inspired by a flowerpot I used to pass everyday on my walk to design school   The vinyl pot had been aged and eroded by the sun to the point it began to split down the middle, revealing a wonderful, rich texture of tightly packed soil.  

The image sticks with me, and inspires me often to consider the layers and small discoveries that, when peeled away can make a product special.  In this case, the surfaces of Pare pull gracefully from the center to reveal a handhold for opening the credenza as well as the beautiful and precise texture of the endgrain beneath.