The Umasi Collection

PrizeOfficial Selection in Use (product)
CompanyIronwood Industries
ArtistWells Mason
CreditJohn Langford
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The Umasi Collection is specifically designed to blur the line between furniture and sculpture – with perfect panels that collide into organic elements. Scrap steel, used telephone poles, abandoned trampoline parts, salvaged ship masts, old bicycle frames, crushed aluminum cans, and lumber from derelict buildings are the ingredients for this series. As a result, The Umasi Collection comments on what our society throws away. It challenges all of us to think about the depletion of our natural resources and, more specifically, to think differently about our waste. It represents a call to action.

Wells Mason is an American designer and sculptor. He has exhibited his work in galleries and museums around the country, and his work has been featured in countless regional, national, and international publications. Mason is also a community activist with a history of impossible-sounding projects. His most recent community project challenges architects from around the world to imagine a hopeful, post-pandemic future for everyone. He lives and works in Coupland, Texas.