In 2008 I was invited to participate in a show called “Seats of New York”. The show was a survey of handmade seating pieces from across New York state. Jon Binzen was the curator and he chose my Jupiter bench. The show ran in conjunction with the Furniture Societies annual conference which was hosted that year at SUNY Purchase.
Recently I came across a video about the show that Jon produced for Fine woodworking magazine. He gives a nice talk about my bench and I wanted to share it. My segment begins at 1:09 into the video.
A catalog was also produced for the show and Jon did a nice write-up about me and my work.
I am back from an excellent time at the Architectural Digest Home Show in New York City. I grew up in New York so it was so good to see so many friends and family.
I was thrilled to be able to introduce my handmade modern furniture to so many great people. The response was overwhelming and I am already looking forward to exhibiting again next year.
Thanks for the great turnout at the Baltimore Craft show! I debuted three new pieces and was overwhelmed by the response. I am excited to report that the images are almost back from my photographer and I will be posting them here soon.
I recently built a custom wine rack for a client and was so taken with the design I used it as the basis for a sister wine cabinet- the Infinity Wine Cabinet. I thought I would use this opportunity to write about the commission process and show what sister pieces look like.
The photo below shows the new wine rack and the very new wine cabinet. The wine rack holds 40 bottles of wine and the cabinet holds 28 bottles and has two shelves to hold a nice assortment of glasses.
Here is the inside of the wine cabinet. I used aluminum slats in the back to pick-up the linear feel of the base. The doors latch with rare earth magnet catches.
The wine rack came about to fill a clients specific needs. He wanted something that held more wine than my Barossa WIne Rack. The concept was verbalized by him, his designer and me. I then drew up the following sketch to help visualize the piece.
The sketch was approved and the piece was underway. It required another run of my versatile aluminum end fittings The end piece is true to the sketch.