Adrian Rubi-Dentzel b. 1980 Santa Barbara CA
Adrian recieved his BA from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara in 2002 in creative writing. Soon after, he moved in the direction of his family’s tradition of craft, sculpture, and design. With six generations of wooden carousel makers behind him, Adrian grew up in an environment rich in woodwork and other crafts, working for is uncles and father in architecture, furniture making, and recording studio design. In 2008, he completed a several-month stage at Ufacto in Pantin, outside of Paris, France. The stage lead to employment, and Adrian moved with his wife, Danielle, to Paris. He continued to work at Ufacto under David Toppani for two, or so, years, creating prototypes and limited edition pieces by leading designers like Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Jasper Morrison, Hella Jongerius, Robert Stadler, the Campana brothers, Pierre Charpin, Francois Roche and Faye Toogood. Adrian was part of the show, Projectory, curated by Brent Dzeckorius at the Saatchi Galiery for the 2010 London Design Festival alongside designers Max Lamb, Raw Edges, Tauba Auerbach and many more. Starting with the opening in 2011 of Candelaria, a cocktail bar in Paris, Adrian developed a large client base comprising many of Paris’s standout bars and bistros. They include Vivant, Bones (now Jones), Le 6 Paul Bert, Glass, Verjus, Le Mary Celeste, Hero, and Les Fulgurances. Adrian Rubi-Dentzel is now based in California, but continues to work with clients in Paris. He is also the writer and co-director of the short film Prestige Ingredients in which the keen eye can spot many pieces of his furniture.