PROJECTS

MAISON & OBJECT AMERICAS

Ben created a collection of sculptural vessels for a week long exhibition where he was awarded as a Rising Talent in design in America. You can purchase these select works here. 


COLUMN AT COLUMBIA SQUARE FOR KELLY WEARSTLER 

Collaborating with designer Kelly Wearstler, Ben created a custom, towering, ceramic totem for the brand new Hollywood Proper residencies and hotel. The structure, which is over 7 feet tall, is prominently displayed in the reception area of the luxury complex at Columbia Square.


PERSEPHONES - WONDERING BOTANICAL SHOP 

In a show produced by WE CAME IN PEACE and their temporal, site-specific plant shop Persephones, this collection of vessels was paired with exotic flora for an out-of-the-ordinary installation and Valentine's shopping experience.   Photos by: SIGHT UNSEEN 


G&B COFFEE

Custom cups made for coffee giants Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski of G&B Coffee.  

Photo credits clockwise (@benmedansky, @thechriswoo, @hilda.dupont, @kseet)


HERMAN MILLER + GEIGER

 Herman Miller is synonymous with "modern" 20th century furniture design. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.

Ben has had the pleasure of creating iconic, one of a kind structures for Herman Miller and Geiger showrooms throughout the United States. 


POKETO CERAMICS WORKSHOP + SHOW

In conjunction with his show at the POKETO flagship store in Los Angeles, Ben led an intimate ceramics workshop instructing on the basics of clay and the the art of the terracotta pinch pot.


COLBY KELLER

In a video lampooning the iconic scene from Ghost, Ben and Colby Keller threw a series of "Executive Desk Objects". Sales of the Objects went towards funding Colby Does America.


SPACE 15 TWENTY

Ben, along with fellow artists and friends Bradley Duncan and Lauren Spencer King presented GRIDSCAPE, shown at Space 15 Twenty. The exhibition explores minerals and cuboid crystal pyrite along with grids, radial symmetry seen in ceramic vessel, large scale peg works, and vertically erect cacti. Read more here


COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

Ben created special edition vessels and ceramic bubble wands for the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum


CONTEMPORARY ART REVIEW LA

Created especially for Contemporary Art Review LA (CARLA), these minimalist vessels were made in Limited Editions of 4.


BOGIE MUG

 Originally designed as a exclusive holiday gift for creative agency Brachfeld , the Bogie mug (named after Ed Brachfeld's pup) has quickly become a standard of Ben's work.

SIGHT UNSEEN AT AUSTERE

Ben was chosen to be a part of the Sight Unseen OFFSITE show at Austere Gallery in downtown LA. The pieces showcased included a small collection of Ikebana vessels alongside his distinctive, monochromatic architecturally influenced structures. 


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KELLY WEARSTLER AND BERGDORF GOODMAN

In the summer of 2015, Ben collaborated with designer Kelly Wearstler to create the exclusive Pyrite Collection. Sold in limited edition at Wearstler's Beverly Hills flagship store and Bergdorf Goodman of New York. 


GO GET EM TIGER

Go Get Em Tiger (sister shop to G&B coffee) is home to an array of custom cups by Ben. 

Photo credits clockwise (@benmedansky, @ggetla, @benmedansky, @jennicajohnstone)


NATIVE SHOES

Ben's pieces were used for prop styling for the brand Native Shoes.


THE SWEAT SPOT 

Ben created custom Pendent lights for Ryan Heffington's dance studio, The Sweat Spot.


AXS FOLK TECHNOLOGIES

In 2014, Ben collaborated with AXS Folk Technologies and designer Kyle NG to create unique ceramic wares inspired by the urban outdoorsmen. As part of the project, Ben modeled his work in AXS ware.

LAWSON FENNING

In a show at Lawson Fenning featuring the most influential ceramicists in Los Angeles, Ben created a collection of Radial Fin Vessels. These works are a further exploration into motifs of industrial aesthetics and experiment in mimicking strong forms out of a fragile material.


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VESSEL - BEN MEDANSKY X DIGDEEP

Vessel is a charitable collaboration between Ben Medansky and DIG DEEP to help build clean, running water systems for the Navajo nation. The sale of each hand made vessel helps bring running water to roughly 40% of the Navajo people who still live without it. 


GUEST LECTURES

 Ben has been a guest lecturer at a number of art and design institutions discussing his design process, methods, and the transition from art student to working artist. Lectures include School of the Art Institute of Chicago Ceramics Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Architecture, Interior Architecture, Design Objects, and New School for the Arts, and California College of the Arts.