Brian Enright

Welding Instructor

Brian Enright was born in San Francisco and raised in the east bay. He studied Cognitive Science and Human Computer Interaction in San Diego where he acquired comprehensive knowledge about user centered design from the pioneers of the field. Following two years in the industry giving recommendations on re/design of websites, something was still missing and he decided to turn his focus and effort toward what he truly loved: design in the physical world.

The majority of his work is made from salvaged material, and he sees re-use design as a balance between the necessary destruction of objects in order to create, and the breathing of new life into those things deemed useless. Influenced by futuristic artists like Paul Pope, and classic functionalists like Alvar Aalto, he looks to balance industrial and organic ideas with the function and form of each piece.

He is currently creating gallery work in both furniture and art. His work featured at the recent ‘ 08 SF Bicycle Coalition’s Winterfest Auction was the 4th highest selling piece. And he has furniture both in Zinc Details, SF and 510 Studio, Oakland. Each piece is customizable for each client and handmade locally by Brian in his Oakland studio. He is also on faculty at the Crucible, where he teaches welding and welded sculpture.