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uffitze

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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 www.singularengineering.com - 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
http://www.zeroland.co.nz/furniture.html

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com 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.

http://www.michaelfortune.com/

-- 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: http://www.charlesradtke.com/ Actually many of the makers that have been featured in Woodwork magazine over the years have influenced me.

-- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timberwerks-Studio/126415221682

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

See previous forum topic:

Department of Redundancy Department

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uffitze

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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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