Victor Sergent is a designer based in Oberlin, Ohio. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was trained as an architect and for over thirty years has created objects in a wide range of media, from sculpture and artisan woodwork pieces to designed and built residential homes. In his woodwork, he is largely self-taught and studied with local wood artists in the Cleveland-Oberlin area. He uses locally milled hardwoods to craft unique objects with clean lines and forms for everyday use.
Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Architecture, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. 1993.
AWARDS FOR WOODWORK DESIGN
2019 Crosby Festival of the Arts, Toledo, Ohio. First Place in the Wood category.
2018 Cain Park Arts Festival, Cleveland, Ohio. Judges’ Selection Winner.
2018 University of Toledo’s Art on the Mall. First Place.
2018 Art-A-Palooza, Green, Ohio. Second Place.
2017 Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival, Cleveland, Ohio. First Place.
I began showing my woodwork in 2017. I learned to work with wood from local craftspeople in the Oberlin area, and am largely self-taught. My woodwork design concepts are based on my extensive experience in architectural design and the practical design of physical spaces. Every piece has a function, but also has to have a special feature or pattern. I design the concept for individual pieces, beginning with the form and then integrate details like a special function or patterned combination of woods. The designs involves an iterative process of hand- and machine-tooling in saw/reassemble techniques. In my furniture designs, I use different kinds of joinery including mortise and tenon. All work is my own and each piece is unique.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN WORK EXPERIENCE
VS Modern Design, LLC. Oberlin, OH. Principal Designer. Since 2014.
MCPC. Cleveland, Ohio. Project Designer. 2009-2010.
Westlake Reed Leskosky. Cleveland, OH. Design Assistant. 2003-2009
Murdock Young Architects. New York NY. Design Associate. 2002-2003.
Bruce Nagel Architect. East Hampton, NY. Design Associate. 2001-2002.
Projects Realized Independently
The Foundry Rowing Center, Columbus Road. Cleveland, OH. Project design (2014).
Washington-Ottombre Residence, 389 W. College. Oberlin, OH. Designed (Built 2012).
Pence-Geerken Residence, Shaker Heights, OH. Designed renovation (Built 2010).
Maher House. Rocky River, Ohio. Designed renovation (Built 2009).
Sergent-Mani House, 4 Stewart Ct. Oberlin, OH. Designed (Built 2008).
Further Projects Realized in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1993-1999. Information upon request.