Avoirdupois "Objects of Weight" is a furniture and lighting manufacturing studio in lower Manhattan. From CNC machining, robotic machining, welding, fabrication, finishing, woodworking, upholstery, ceramics to final assembly are all completed in the multi-level studio on Varick Street. James Stumpf designs and engineers all of the pieces at Avoirdupois. He is a half-designer, half-engineer with a profound understanding of material properties and a great passion for creating an original collection free of self-imposed mechanical or technical constraints.