The New Waves, Surging In, and Rolling Out.

This is a drawing of the making space and gallery that my Dad wanted to construct The flat roof is the production space where we taught and developed STEAM skills, The building was designed to merge into the hillside, If this were the road taken Andersen Design would likely still be in production. The Town would not allow my Dad to build this building, I don’t know why but I am told all the members of the deciding board stopped by to apologize to Dad before they died, but the damage was done.

Local Community is in an uproar over repeated referendum votes, and I fall into a surprisingly compatible new stream. This is a drawing of the making space and gallery that Continue Reading →

Industrial Design, Now and Then: The Andersen Design Journey

Reinventing the online platform as an interactive B to B experience! As young urban New York designers, Weston and Brenda Andersen received an award from Living Magazine for the Egg Continue Reading →

Archeologists Look At Bronze Age Craft Production in a New Light

Andersen Design Vase made from a mold of a melon glazed in a variegated blue with a double layer at the top that flows down the form in an irregulated pattern

Looking beyond the economic realm and examining the sociopolitical role played by specialized craft production   First published on Medium·May 7, 2020 Centralization vs Decentralization in the Bronze Age In Continue Reading →

Were Itinerant Craftsmen Free Agents During the Bronze Age and Why Does it Matter?

Can progress come about without individualization?   Originally published on Medium May 22, 2020 Prior to the 1930s when Australian archaeologist, V Gordon Childe, presented his theory about the metal-smiths Continue Reading →

How to Tell the Difference Between Andersen Design Popular Art and Andy Warhol Pop Art

Both used production as an art form and started in the midcentury so how do you tell them apart? How do you tell the difference between Andersen Design Popular Art Continue Reading →