Force/Collide was created in 2013 by Seattle-based metalsmith Chelsea Gaddy as a platform for building high-end furniture and architectural works. Our design is rooted in a mix of distinct geometry, the attitude of clean minimalism and dramatic materiality; the process, always in the upmost care for quality and integrity.
What sets Force/Collide apart is a one-on-one, face-to-face approach every step of the way, from product development to execution; we are a truly custom outfit. By providing a thorough overview of the design and build process, we commit to meeting every project's level of complexity with refined technique and focus. In the Force/Collide shop, attention to detail is necessary in every step, and we strive to push the boundary of possibility while meeting every parameter of function and design.
Chelsea completed a BFA in Photography from University of Washington in 2008 and has worked professionally and creatively in many mediums. She began studying welding, fabrication and blacksmithing at Pratt Fine Arts Center in 2010, where she discovered that her passion for working with metal is the perfect intersection of art and function.