2016 Award of Distinction Recipient
The Furniture Society proudly bestowed its coveted 2016 Award of Distinction upon Thomas Hucker. His award was presented at a luncheon ceremony in June 2016 during the Furniture Society’s conference in Philadelphia.
Thomas Hucker (b. 1955 in Bryn Mawr, PA) received his Certificate of Mastery from Boston University’s Program in Artisanry in 1980. While in Boston, he also studied the Japanese tea ceremony, attending the Urasenke school from 1977 to 1980. In 1982 he was an artist-in-residence at Tokyo University of Fine Arts and, in 1989, he received a Fulbright grant to study interior and industrial design at Domus Academy in Milan, Italy.
Tom has taught at the Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN; California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA; and in New York at the Parsons School of Design, the New York School of Interior Design, and in the Industrial Design department at Pratt Institute.