I'm asked if bridges inspired my suspension series
Actually, they weren't and I didn't think of bridges
Bridge", the fifth in the series, even though
the boxes resemble them. The Caboose series name
was inspired by .... what else? Old fashioned cabooses.
No, my idea was always to find new ways to design a
basic box. The idea of suspending it on two pillars
is a natural as there is no reason why a box must sit
flat on a surface. Suspending it on pilasters gives
a new dimension one can't get in any other way. The
concept offers numerous avenues for alternatives, which
I continue to exploit.
Caboose is my most popular box and one that I like best
because it combines the elements of both a bridge and
a vehicle. Like most good designs, it didn't come to
me fully baked; rather it evolved over time. Starting
as a suspension box with epaulets, it ended up, by using
red Padauk wood, as a caboose with headlights.
His weekly pill organizer
series have suspended boxes with pillars as well.
Here's one of suspended
Suspended Pill Box SP-9