Finding Home: Restoring an Iconic Landmark

Rolf Hoeg                                                                                                                                                        Saturday, June 27, 2015 @ 3pm - 3:50pm

The Darwin Martin House complex in Buffalo, NY is considered to be one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important prairie school era projects. The ongoing restoration has provided a unique opportunity for a local furniture maker to break stride from his studio furniture practice and become a contributing part of this extensive project. Join Rolf for a conversation on the interior and themes Frank Lloyd Wright used to create a modern home in 1905, and a reflection on his experiences working on the Martin House.

Biography

 

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Rolf hails from East Aurora, NY. For the past 20 years he has crafted a living building furniture, working the Craft show circuit, teaching woodworking, and now working on the restoration of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, NY. Rolf holds an Associate degree in Woodworking and Furniture Design from the School for American Crafts at RIT, and a MFA from Vermont College of Fine Art. In addition to woodworking, Rolf is passionate about woodfired baking and supplying his community with real bread.