Object-a is a custom design + fabrications studio that focuses on providing quality design consultation, custom home remodeling, furniture and fixtures, as well as architectural elements and installations for residential and commercial applications to both private clients and the design industry at large. We work with private homeowners, business owners, interior designers, and architects looking for unique quality-crafted furniture, cabinetry and architectural elements for homes and businesses.
Object-a also works with kitchen and bath designers, furniture makers, contractors and artists to manufacture custom fixtures in quantities large and small.
A background in both sculpture and architecture have helped in developing the capacity to recognize the spatial implications and conceptual potency of the objects with which we interact daily. In particular, we specialize in objects and installations that produce spatial relationships between users, program shifts and versatility, and help the owner/occupant express themselves through the act of dwelling.
Object-a believes in the intuitions of its clients, and work to maintain an open dialogue and a collaborative spirit.
Joshua Ingold began his career working as a machinist and metal fabricator before pursuing an education in design. He earned his BFA in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University where he received the Rickert-Zeibold Trust Award in 2009.
Joshua earned a Graduate Fellowship to the Rhode Island School of Design, where he received a Masters of Architecture degree in 2012. Since that time he has been invited to participate as a guest critic in the Department of Architecture, co-authored and taught the curriculum for a thesis preparation seminar for the Furniture Design Department, and worked as a thesis advisor at RISD.
Joshua started Object-a in 2010 while working as Design Assistant and Lead Fabricator for a Providence based design/build architectural group.
He relocated the studio to the Southern Illinois area in late 2014.