ABOUT TYLER HAYS:
Tyler Hays (b. 1968) is an artist and designer born and raised in rural northeast Oregon. He is most widely known for his work as the creator and designer behind the New York company BDDW. Though he considers himself a painter first, he is also an obsessive builder, engineer, and inventor. He has worked in a broad expanse of mediums, from clothing and architecture to furniture, music, ceramics, and food. Tyler maintains showrooms of his work in NYC and Milan, Italy, and has a complex of studios and workshops in Philadelphia where he and his staff create all of his work.
The foundation of his process is the understanding of the materials, science, and craft of a medium, and observing the alchemy and poetry while coaxing those things together into objects.
He received a BFA in painting from the University of Oregon.