Can you believe Midwestern designer Ian Schneller has been doing this for 25+ years. His pieces evoke the past and the future, at once, to me. They are so–timeless! Achingly beautiful. And so literal. How did he do that?
A 1984 graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he used his background as a sculptor to create musical instruments. Using the charmingly generic company name “Specimen Products” he first created for himself. Then a growing client base expanded the business, that he termed “a ruse,” into something. A true business.
The items created are impeccable. He explains:
“After having to correct the numerous shortcomings of my customers’ equipment and make sense of the growing number of needlessly elaborate designs on the market, I became convinced that a minimalistic approach with uncompromised structural fortitude is a much-needed credo.
God. they are really something.
See more of what he does on the website/blog/shop: Specimen Products