Ian Collings is an American sculptor and designer based in Ojai, CA and Pavones, Costa Rica. His collections of sculpture and functional objects are influenced by his immersion in the natural world and through an intellectual inquiry into the nature of things. With a bachelor’s of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Ian Co-founded the furniture design company Fort Standard in 2011. He left the company in 2018 to dedicate himself to his sculptural work which had been a driving motivation throughout the venture. After a three year inspirational hiatus spent living mostly in the rainforest of central america, his new insights and well developed interests of the past are synthesised in a robust spectrum of new works. The treatment of material into both industrial and organic forms are underpinned by themes of emergence and interconnectedness in his work.