JEFF CASPER
Creation of original, sustainable design with roots in the earth & the sea...

Products
• board stands • benches • gliding benches • rocking benches • wetsuit hangers • sliding ladders • surfboard racks • SUP racks • skateboard racks • bike racks • paddlesurf paddles • SUP skatepaddles • windmills • treehouses • treeless treehouses • product design for Frank Gehry • product design for Philippe Starck • model making for Smart Design • original prototype hemp products • displays • crab chairs: foldable, sideways sliding kids chairs & matching adjustable height/angle, folding table • hemp furniture • mixed-species hardwood loveseat • numerous lamps • all green yurt with skylight & copper firepit • watersports helmet • QUETZALCOATL™ • WALLALLAW™ • pinhole photography • pinhole stereoscopic photography • cyanotype process applications • hemp & Entropy Resins SuperSap™ biobased epoxy products •

Awards
• Frank Gehry Collection • Emeco Superlight Chair • HP Scanjet: Good Design '04 • Ancient Onion: Best Interior, WWDPB • '97 Zoetrope: Best of Show, COCA • '91 Quetzalcoatl: 1st prize BMW Design Industriel • '90 Watersports Helmet: 1st Place ICSID/Compeigne ID Award '88 • IDSA IDEA87 • Eating Utencil: 2nd place Panda '87

Affiliations
IDSA ICSID

Educated in "industrial design", my life experiences & work have been a reflection of my love for creation, nature & gravity. Paddlesurfing has been my passion since there were virtually no boards available... (at which time I built my first prototype paddle). In the 80's, I was heavily involved in the blossoming sport of windsurfing, enjoying sponsorship/product R & D with Northwave Sails, Windance sailboards, DaKine accessories, O'neill wetsuits, Ampro masts, Windsure hardware. My design career has been highlighted through recognition of innovation & excellence as reflected by winning several international design competitions. This led to very interesting, but separate, collaboration work with two of the most highly recognized & respected living designers on the planet: Philippe Starck & Frank Gehry. Since the early 90's, I have been using hemp as a integral component to my design work... showcasing the extreme strength virtues of this most useful, organically grown plant. Most recently, I have joined Roderick Romero & Treehouse Workshop creating & building sustainable treehouses. Currently, I recently created a series of "green" surf racks, board stands & furniture all designed & built with reclaimed, remilled lumber & recycled wool felt. I reside & work in Malibu, California with my amazing wife & two inspirational, gravity defying children!


website
This is a homemade, one of a kind, work in progress website... my complete portfolio is viewable as casperdub on industrial design site coroflot™:

http://www.coroflot.com/casperdub