eXoticforms is based in Brooklyn, New York
and specializes in design and production of functional art including; furniture, lighting, and sculpture that is obsolescence resistant.
Fueled on the freedom and creativity of New York City in the late 1990s and driven by the desire for products that not only fulfilled his personal needs, but aesthetic sensibilities, John Lunceford found his calling in the world of art and design. Without a formal education in the field, Lunceford followed the impulses inherent to him as a natural-born tinkerer; drawing upon the blue-collar background he experienced growing up in Colorado in which his father worked as a mechanic for an industrial bakery maintaining and designing machines. While the words art and design were not frequently bandied about the dinner table, the basic understanding of how things work along with the strong belief in being able to do for one’s self were bestowed upon him from an early age.
The first eXoticforms project, the York Lamp, offered an exhilarating journey of trial and error, discovery and reward; the initial prototypes (constructed on the living room floor) partially conjured from an abundant pool of parts claimed off 100s of discarded, mass produced halogen torchiere lights. The foundation of a philosophy was forged in the attempt to conceive a longer lasting, more uniquely appealing lamp from the scrap of the very thing it was destined to replace. The process would eventually reveal a desperate need for higher quality parts to achieve the desired standard of function, and rising out of the mass of tubes, weights and busted dimmers designated for landfill since production came true innovation.
Today, eXoticforms marches on with the original independent and inventive spirit that it was founded upon, as John Lunceford continues to display his ability to comprehend why things don’t work and then perceive of a solution that improves both form and function. Thus, from the din and dust of a busy workshop somewhere deep in Brooklyn come modern, economical and environmentally responsible products built with an old-world sensibility of quality craftsmanship and artistry.
Please browse my portfolio and feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like pricing. Additionally if you are interested in custom design, fabrication, photography, rendering, or manufacturing, drop me a note with as much detail as possible.