Debut of ROOTED in New York, NY

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., in conjunction with The Furniture Society and Potterton Books, is pleased to announce the release of Rooted: Creating a Sense of Place: Contemporary Studio Furniture during What's New What's Next (#WNWN), taking place at the New York Design Center (200 Lexington Ave. NY, 10016) on Thursday, September 17, from 2–9PM.

This book launch event at Potterton Books (200 Lexington Ave., Suite #431) will feature a book signing, a series of lectures, and a furniture design panel with studio furniture artists from Rooted. These Furniture Society members include, Glen Guarino, Bart Niswonger, Brett Lundy, Mark Whitley, Charles Radtke, Rob Hare, Tom Wessells, Robert Brou, and Craig Johnson. In addition, the following artists will be in attendance and displaying examples of their work: Nils Berg, Alicia Dietz, Robert Sukrachand, Paul Wanrooij, and Moyu Zhang. Artist signed copies of Rooted will be available for purchase.

About the Book

Rooted Book CoverThe movement to buy locally, which has gained momentum in the areas of produce and food, is now spreading to arts and crafts. Through the work of over seventy contemporary furniture makers, the role of place in the creative process is explored and celebrated. Whether in terms of materials, inspiration, or the interaction with customers, these artists are rooted in their surroundings. What springs from these roots is usually unique, often edgy, and always beautiful furniture and accessories. Over 150 examples of their work are shown in full color, with ample detail photographs so the reader gets an intimate look at the skill and artistic instincts of these makers. Essays by furniture makers and leaders in the craft world amplify the visual feast and help the reader understand the vision, motivation, and inspiration that give impetus to the artists and inform their work.

Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., is a family-owned, independent publisher of high-quality books. Since 1974, Schiffer has published thousands of titles on the diverse subjects that fuel our readers' passions. From our traditional subjects of antiques and collectibles, arts and crafts, and military history, Schiffer has expanded its catalog to publish books on contemporary art and artists; architecture and design; food and entertaining; the metaphysical, paranormal and folklore; and pop and fringe culture, as well as books for children. Visit to explore our backlist of 5,700+ titles.

The Furniture Society, based in Durham, North Carolina, is a nonprofit, educational organization founded in 1996 to advance the art of furniture making by inspiring creativity, promoting excellence and fostering an understanding of this art and its place in society.

Potterton Books are specialist booksellers of new titles and unusual out of print books from around the world. Our main areas include curtains and soft furnishings, interior design and decoration, period styles, commercial, landscape design, textiles and furniture. Established back in 1980, they are regarded as the leading specialist in our subject areas, we can boast a knowledge of both historical and contemporary material which is unrivalled.