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Forum topic by uffitze posted 06-08-2010 08:49 PM 1048 views 2 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-08-2010 08:49 PM

I know it’s been done before, but it seems like it has been a while, and I’m poking around looking for interesting furniture.

Who are your artistic/design influences? (Note: I’m not really looking for “Dad”, “Norm”, or “Shop teacher” types of responses. In other words, what woodworkers should I/we know about that I/we don’t already.)

Personally, I start with: Krenov, Maloof, Nakashima, and Escherick. I’m starting to look into some of Wendell Castle’s work, and for somebody active today, I’ll throw out Marc Sfirri into the mix.

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#1 posted 06-08-2010 09:09 PM

We make a point of looking at any place that makes/sells furtniture whenever we travel anywhere. Another technique I use is to look at how somebody approached an idea, and to try and re-think it.

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#2 posted 06-08-2010 09:26 PM

Here is a wonderful site that list many designers that I visit when I not familiar with someones work

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-08-2010 09:35 PM

I’ll throw in a plug for Michael Fortune. I was familiar with his chairs and his articles in Fine Woodworking but actually took a gander at his website today and was surprised at the range of unique pieces, several of which I’d seen in magazines or online galleries but did not know were Michael’s.

-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.

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#4 posted 06-08-2010 09:59 PM

Nakashima, Krenov and Charles Radtke: Actually many of the makers that have been featured in Woodwork magazine over the years have influenced me.


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#5 posted 06-08-2010 11:49 PM

See previous forum topic:

Department of Redundancy Department

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#6 posted 06-09-2010 12:47 AM

It sure was a shame to see Woodwork mag die.

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