Studio furniture Movement #7 Furniture as art and craft

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Blog entry by DocSavage45 posted 07-29-2011 05:47 PM 2360 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been awhile since I have done anything on my home page. Have a number of major repair projects and maintenance issues withmy old victorian home. Oh yeah gotta work to survive these days?

I wrote some on the Studio furniture movement. Furniture as art. I have been scanning the wonderful Lumberjocks projects pages with morning coffee for a few months now. What a wonderful world! There are some really creative builders and artists. I’m in awe and wonder about “how will I ever get to that place?” Intimidating and inspiring. I have found boxes that aren’t boxes, but the form is sometimes contrary to the function? LOL Beautiful stuff done by “Greg” and “Andy.” Thanks guys for showing me another concept and direction. Intarsa is something I have learned about as well. Don’t know if I will be able to have the patience?

I have seen wonderful chair makers. Both traditional and contemporary.

On furniture as art, Benji Reyes is a force all of his own! LOL He posts his latest work and because I am interested in what others think about it I have an inbox full of people responding to his work. If you have read any of my previous blogs you know I am inspired by James Krenov. Eshrick (sp?) and others identified with studio furniture. Yet I am also someone who appreciates function. Benji combines great design, masterful woodworking joinery and he also considers function. His pieces are both art and furniture vs. furniture as art. If you like more contemporary pieces check him out.

Thanks to all the LJ’s who have posted thir work and have taken time to respond to my questions about how they do what they do.

Thomas Tieffenbacher/AKA doc Savage45

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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