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Furniture Studio: Focus on Materials

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Furniture Studio book 4

Furniture Studio: Focus on Materials builds on the success of Furniture Studio book 3: Furniture Makers Exploring Digital Technologies and continues The Furniture Society’s support for critical writing in the field of studio furniture.

Although today’s studio furniture makers continue to favor wood as their primary material, many also work with a large variety of new and old materials including metal, glass, leather, plastic, stone, and concrete.

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Furniture Studio

Focus on Materials

Annual Journal of The Furniture Society, 2006.  Editor: John Kelsey

Although today's studio furniture makers continue to favor wood as their primary material, many also work with a large variety of new and old materials including metal, glass, leather, plastic, stone, and concrete.  This fourth volume in the Furniture Studio series features:

  • A photo survey of makers who are especially fluent in metal, concrete, and stone as well as wood
  • A visit to an extraordinary library of new materials
  • A maker's personal journey to sustainable forestry
  • Exhibitions of innovative furniture from Australia, San Diego, and students across the U.S.
  • A furniture design problem solved by sustainable bamboo and fiberboard
  • A maker who broke through creative blockage with a new approach to her materials and techniques
  • Sculpture that uses furniture as metaphor and raw material
  • A critical look at the Design Art movement
  • A look back to the furniture of Newport
  • A photo profile of Judy Kensley McKie, winner of The Furniture Society's 2005 Award of Distinction
  • 175 stunning color photos of contemporary studio furniture

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