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2019 was the inau­gural year for The Furni­ture Soci­ety’s EFASO Program, aimed at encour­ag­ing the exhi­bi­tion of furni­ture through the provi­sion of grants to cover shipping costs.

2019 EFASO Grant Winners

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Individual Recipient

Jason Schneider

Jason Schnei­der incor­po­rates the strength and beauty of corru­gated card­board in his craft­ing of fine furni­ture. He was able to ship work from Marquette, Michi­gan to Carbon­dale, Colorado for an exhi­bi­tion at the Launch­pad, Bauhaus Seen.

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Individual Recipient

Jordan Waraksa

Jordan Waraksa makes heir­loom quality furni­ture influ­enced by his passion for music. He was able to ship work from Milwau­kee, Wiscon­sin to New York, NY for the Design Week exhi­bi­tion, Next Level 2019.

Institutional Recipient

The Center for Art in Wood

The Center for Art in Wood is dedi­cated to the expan­sion and appre­ci­a­tion of art, craft, and design in wood. From October 4, 2019 through January 18, 2020 they will hold the exhi­bi­tion, Making a Seat at the Table: Women Trans­form Wood­work­ing. Work will be shipped from a diver­sity of loca­tions through­out the United States. From Novem­ber 6, 2020 to January 23, 2021, the Center will exhibit, Tom Loeser: Please Please Please. Work for this show will be shipped from Houston, Texas to Philadel­phia, Penn­syl­va­nia, it’s only east coast venue.

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Institutional Recipient

Racine Art Museum

Racine Art Museum (Insti­tu­tion) holds one of the largest contem­po­rary craft collec­tions in North America. From Septem­ber 21, 2019 through January 5, 2020, the museum will hold the exhibit, Objects Redux. Artwork will be gath­ered from local sources and a signif­i­cant number of furni­ture pieces will be trucked in and installed in Racine, Wisconsin.

Meet our 2019 Jurors