Cuda's inspiration was twofold - architecture and Detroit.
In 2000, several architects were utilizing the idea of a single continuous plane that could at once be the ceiling, wall, floor, and furniture. I was enamored with this idea of connection and the ability of a single form to unify parts and eliminate the need for hardware.
I like to think a place has influence on one's work, and in this case it certainly did. Detroit, the motor city, motown, the birthplace of techno music, Detroit is a very particular place. While I'm a fan of minimalist design, I wanted to design a piece with personality and character, something for the free-spirited individual, not the generic masses. I was thinking muscle car, not family sedan. GTO, Chevelle, Camaro, Barracuda...Cuda.