Force/Collide was created in 2013 by Seattle-based metalsmith Chelsea Gaddy as a platform for building high-end furniture and architectural metalworks. 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. Our fabrication process demands attention to detail and refined technique at every stop, treating each piece as an heirloom to future generations. We strive to push the boundary of possibility while meeting every parameter of function and design.
In 2016, Force/Collide was selected to exhibit work in Bellevue Art Museum's Biennial: Metalmorphosis by a distinct jury among 49 metalsmiths from the Pacific Northwest, as well as the group shows "Women in Metal" at Pratt Fine Arts Center in 2015, "Urban Smiths" at HyBrid Architecture in 2017 and "BUILT" at American Design Club for NYCxDesign in 2018. Owner Chelsea Gaddy was asked to speak in a panel discussion in conjunction with "Women in Metal" at Cornish College of the Arts and has been a featured artist in City Arts, Craft & Culture and Project Girl Crush. In 2018, Force/Collide received a Carol Duke Artist Award of Excellence at Bellevue Arts Museum Artsfair in 2018 for our line of Deca Planters.