Todd Merrill Studio is pleased to present the work of designer Alex Roskin. Roskin was born in Toulouse, France. After receiving a BFA in Sculpture from Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, he expanded his horizons with an apprenticeship that explored traditional English furniture design and craftsmanship. The apprenticeship, inspired by the work of famed twentieth-century British Arts and Crafts designer Edward Barnsley, enhanced Roskin’s skill with the hand tool technique of woodworking. In 2000, Roskin went on to earn his MFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Inspired by innovative designers including Richard Serra, Wendel Castle, and Constantin Brancusi, Roskin’s works that are both sculptural and functional continue the legacy of the studio craft movement.
Of his own work, Roskin notes: “I try with each piece to create a stance and a presence, some with more contrapposto. I aim to give each piece a feeling that it’s inhaling or ready to make a move. I try to steer clear of the decorative, but to draw on mass, volume, line, negative space, and my love of materials and the craft of working with them.” Roskin and his wife, a painter, live and work on a 220-acre farm-turned-nature preserve in Ancram, New York.
Custom designs may be commissioned.