The Furniture Society is partnering with The University of the Arts in presenting FS16. The conference will take place in several locations on The University of the Arts campus at the corner of Broad and Pine Streets in Philadelphia, PA.
Click on the name of a location to see a list of sessions occurring in that room.
- Gershman Hall
401 South Broad Street
- Hamilton Hall
320 South Broad Street
(corner of Broad & Pine Streets)
- Anderson Hall
333 South Broad Street
- Nakashima Woodworker
George Nakashima was one of the foremost influences on modern studio furniture, and his work is instantly recognizable. The family, especially Mira Nakashima, has continued the tradition that he began. The Nakashima Woodworker tour will include not only a chance to see the workshop, but also the incredible array of lumber that the company has collected. There will also be a kiln drying demonstration. Quoting George Nakashima, “To be intimate with nature in its multifaceted moods is one of the greatest experiences of life." His furniture, the studio, and the surrounding grounds where he worked and lived reflect this philosophy very well.
- Dogpatch Studios
991 Tennessee Street
- Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street
- ShopFloor Design
1426 Minnesota Street
- CCA Hubbell Street Galleries
161 Hubbell Street
- The Clay Studio
The Clay Studio provides studio space, educational programs and exhibition access to a broad array of artists and residents. It is a vital part of the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia, having taken a leadership role in the revitalization of the area through the development of its own multi-use arts building and the promotion of the Old City gallery district. The Clay Studio's dedication to the region is evidenced by its program collaboration with area cultural institutions, artists, schools, and community centers.
- Moderne Gallery
Moderne Gallery has been internationally renowned for its high quality, vintage 20th Century furniture, lighting and accessories since 1984. More than 20,000 square feet on five floors of its historic building in the Old City section of Philadelphia are filled with an extensive inventory.
- The Center for Art in Wood
The Center for Art in Wood will continue to be the preeminent arts and education organization advancing the growth, awareness, appreciation and promotion of artists and the creation and design of art in wood and wood in combination with other materials.
The Center offers activities from within several different program areas, including the Gerry Lenfest Gallery, the Museum Collection, The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library, the Museum Store, and The Earl Powell Artist Research Files.
- Wexler Gallery
Wexler Gallery opened in 2000 in the historic district of Old City, Philadelphia. Since then, the gallery has proudly showcased extraordinary work by both master artists and the emerging talent of today.
- Snyderman-Works Galleries
The Works Gallery was founded by Ruth Snyderman in 1965. It is one of the oldest exhibiting galleries in the field of contemporary studio crafts, representing selected artists working in figurative, narrative and functional ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber and wood. Rick Snyderman joined her in the operation of the gallery in 1972.
In 1983, the Snydermans co-founded a second operation, Snyderman Gallery, to create a specifically focused exhibition space for the rapidly developing areas of studio furniture and sculptural glass, while Works Gallery concentrated on artists in ceramics, jewelry and fiber.
In 1996, the two galleries combined their operations in the Old City area.