Jess Sorel, sorelstudio.
About Jess Sorel
sorelstudio, located in the Denver Metro area, provides product design, creative direction and design strategy services to its clientele. Jess Sorel’s creative work lies at the intersection of his artful approach and uncommon technical understanding. Driven by his desire to understand the context in which objects are made and used, Sorel’s primary focus is on interpreting the world around him as the evolution of culture and technology impact the way we live, work and play. Sorel’s work has been recognized both domestically and internationally with numerous industry awards and has been featured in Abitare, Azure, Blueprint, Contract, Domus, Dwell, Fast Company, I.D. Magazine, Interior Design and Metropolis as well as many design blogs and online publications.
STRATA tables are six-sided elements, asymmetric in their geometry and open at the ends. Tables partner with STRATA benches to create site-specific configurations: singly in front of or adjacent to a bench, in linear arrangements of two or three between facing benches, or grouped in cell-like structures anywhere in the setting. In addition to their usual function as useful surfaces, they help define seating relationships, break up space, and can be used to create seating “islands.” The tables have a certain ambiguity about them. Their use is open to interpretation, as opposed to being absolutely proscriptive, encouraging experimentation by designers and planners.