In his studio practice, David Wiseman (b. 1981) draws upon traditions of time-honored craftsmanship and experimentation of contemporary design methods to create poetic and sculptural work spanning the spectrum of fine and decorative arts. Wiseman’s pieces offer his unique renderings of extraordinary natural phenomena, such as blossoming branches in porcelain and bronze, the tangle of a pomegranate tree’s canopy beautifully orchestrated across a ceiling, or a bird hidden in a bronze fireplace screen. In his lighting installations, found and fabricated elements such as illuminated branches, faceted glacial crystals and whimsical ornamentation from his world of decorative objects mingle to create his Collage Chandeliers. His commitment to immersing himself in traditional materials and methods in order to achieve the goals of his unique aesthetic imparts the work with a permanence found in cherished objects of the past, purposefully employed to realize his truly original vision.

Wiseman has made site-specific installations for public institutions, international brands, private collections and his crystal was recently acquired by the Corning Museum of Glass' permanent collection, Corning, NY. His furnishings were named best of the best by Robb Report 2013 and his large scaled Collage Garden Gate Doors, were included in the New York Times' top 10 list at Design Miami 2013.

Wiseman, a 2003 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), lives and works in Los Angeles.


Special thanks to Chris Coats and who created this video at my studio in 2013.