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Dining Skeletal chair 34"h 22"w 23"d  White Oak (fumed and bleached)and Aluminum $2900.(4 or more) $3100.each
Alex Roskin



Paul Freundt


Vanity Table & Stool - Ebony & Natural Mahogany - Leather Seat  - vanity 29 x 24 x 22" / stool 17.5 x 12 dia. - $4100.
Keizo Tsukada


Tree - Mahogany & Wenge - 20" x 24" x 23" - $3600.
Bradley Maddalena

DIVERSITY: Studio Furniture, part 1

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Inspired expressions of function
from a dozen talented makers


The truest expression of what is loosely termed "functional art", Studio Furniture refers to limited edition or one of a kind furnishings handcrafted in an artisan's studio. This exhibition, "Diversity: Studio Furniture - part 1", is intended to provide an introduction to the wide variety of forms, materials, techniques, and inspirations present in our field. Its mission is to educate the viewer to the wide range of possibilites that Studio Furniture presents; the practical, useful yet sculptural object that, properly cared for, may serve generations. Steel, bronze, various woods, concrete, and glass... geometric, organic, and whimsical... all will be represented by more than 20 works by over a dozen designers and artisans. This first effort will be followed in Fall '04 by a second installment in what will be an ongoing series. FOR PRESS IMAGES

ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Richard Bennett, Chris Bowman, Max Davis, Jill Davis, Mark DelGuidice, John Dodd, Paul Freundt, Scott Grove, Bradley Maddalena, Chris Martin, David Orth, Corry Robinson, Alex Roskin, Brent Skidmore , Kiezo Tsukada & Dale Wedig


Opening Reception - Friday, April 30 - 6-9pm

Exhibit - April 30 - July 31, 2004



FOR THE PRESS -
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Queen Bee Footstool - Glass Mirroring & Upholstery - 14 x 18 x 18"
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JILL H. DAVIS
Queen Bee Footstool - 2001
glass, mirroring, upholstery
14" x 18" x 18"

It is my strong belief that the experience of using hand made objects is different than that of using their machine made equivalents. Not just different, but better; more human, and hopefully more thought provoking. MORE


Console - Mahogany, Basswood, Glass Shelves & Milk Paint - 34.5" x 48" x 18"
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MARK DELGUIDICE

Console
Mahogany, Basswood, Glass Shelves
& Milk Paint
34.5" x 48" x 18"

Ultimately, it is my intent that the combination of materials, forms, textures and colors result in objects that are pleasing on many levels while providing inspiration to see furniture from a new perspective. MORE

Recollection End Table - Birch Ply, Poplar, Milk Paint & Glass - 23 x 16 x 12.5"
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CHRIS BOWMAN
Recollection Series - End Table
Birch Ply, Poplar, Milk Paint & Glass
23 x 16 x 12.5"

The design of my furniture is influenced mostly by the Arts and Crafts Era; however I employ shaping, texturing, and painting in order to make it my own. For me, this is the most enjoyable part of the furniture-making process- this is where the piece evolves and takes its final shape. I enjoy making furniture that is both sculptural and functional. MORE

Swell Life with Apple, 2002, Maple, Basswood and Acrylic paints 38 x 35 x 14"
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BRENT SKIDMORE
Swell Life with Apple, 2002, Maple,
Basswood and Acrylic paints
38 x 35 x 14"

A desire for better understanding of energies, emotions and events in and around my life compels me to make sculpture and furniture. These inspirations may range from particular sexual/personal energy, an emotion or response, a particular happening (past, present or imagined) as well as a real or imagined place/space. MORE


For Inquiries please contact :
e-mail director@functionart.com | phone 312.243.2780 | messenger -