The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, has acquired a set of unusual baseball bats titled “Rejects from the Bat Factory,” created by Mark Sfirri of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) is an organization dedicated to excellence, innovation, education, and originality in the practice of furniture design and serves as the unified voice of the furniture design community.
Each year the ISFD sponsors the INNOVATION + DESIGN Competition, a juried competition designed to celebrate ingenuity among professional designers and emerging students who anticipate a career in the custom wood and related home furnishings industries.
Boston’s Society of Arts + Crafts announced that Sophie Glenn is the 2022 recipient of the John D. Mineck Fellowship, a high-profile award with an unrestricted $25,000 prize given annually to an early-career furniture artist.
A new book by Norman Pirollo Design on the dichotomy of hand tool woodworking in a modern world.
Every two years, artists from around the world come together in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada to share ideas, techniques, and collaborate on projects. Artists at all levels in their career are encouraged to get creative, think outside of their traditional practice, and experiment with a variety of other mediums — metalworking, woodworking, and glass, to name a few.
The Furniture Society welcomes incoming Board President, Karen Ernst and Vice President, Kathryn Hall.
We are thrilled to have these two incredible individuals stepping into these roles and look forward to working with them in continuing to steer the course for The Furniture Society.
The Furniture Society extends a heartfelt thanks to outgoing President, Adam Manley, for his leadership of the Board of Directors.
We are grateful for his dedicated service, thoughtful guidance, and sense of humor. Adam will remain on the Executive Committee for the foreseeable future and we look forward to continuing our work with him at this level.
D Wood was awarded The Furniture Society’s Educational Grant in 2020. Due to the pandemic, the award was extended through 2021 and she was able to attend Arrowmont for the writer’s residency.
Each year the James Renwick Alliance recognizes Masters of the Medium in five fields of endeavor: outstanding artists in the fields of ceramics, wood, glass, metals, and fiber. This prestigious biennial award given by the JRA Craft has honored some of the most significant artists in American Craft.
Rachel David, blacksmith, sculptor, designer, and TFS member, is the winner of the 2021 James Renwick Alliance for Craft Chrysalis Award. David’s innovative forging of metal into shapes and forms referencing bodies and landscapes provides an unexpected unique, provocative commentary on social and environmental justice issues.
Boston’s Society of Arts + Crafts announced that Jamie Herman is the 2021 recipient of the John D. Mineck Fellowship, a high-profile award that includes an unrestricted $25,000 prize and is given annually to an early-career furniture artist.
The Furniture Society talked with Norman Teague about his passion for design and why educating and empowering the community is so important.
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