Artist: Brian FerrellTitle: Blue ChairMaterials:
Painted Basswood, Steel, Steel Cable, Rubber, NickelDimensions:
15" x 15" x 15"Artist Statement:
Turned and bent steel legs pierce the wall, while the cables support the carved wood seat.
Artist: Tom MuirTitle: Chair TransformationsMaterials:
Brass, Copper, and AluminumDimensions:
10 x 8 x 5 cmArtist Statement:
This stylized chair explores the imaginary and symbolic possibilities of a chair: experiences, landmarks, and natural phenomena are transformed, paralleling subjective reactions and psychological concerns.
Artist: 2 RosesTitle: Swinging Chair EarringsMaterials:
Sterling Silver, Resin, and Pearlescent PigmentDimensions:
1.75"H x .5"w x .5"DArtist Statement:
These hand-fabricated earrings were made just for fun.
Artist: Ross AnnelsTitle: Sprung Chair (Sylvana)Materials:
Solid and laminated Queensland Maple, Stainless Steel and Upholstery.Dimensions:
800 * 550 * 500 mmArtist Statement:
This chair is part of the ongoing sprung series, which exploit the flexibility and resilience of bent timber to provide innovative structure and ergonomics.
Artist: Sabiha MujabaTitle: Bench with Sindhi ShawlMaterials:
30.5" x 42" x 22"Artist Statement:
Carved from mahogany this bench is one of several of my furniture pieces that have cloth folds draping them.
Artist: Chris SheaTitle: Cafe ChairMaterials:
Forged Steel, Cast GlassDimensions:
36 x 17 x 17"Artist Statement:
I am always intrigued by analogies of form to be found among the anatomy of human beings, animals, insects and even plants. In Cafe Chair various anatomies are re-imagined through a traditional furniture form and expressed in the language of the blacksmith.
Artist: Jeff Miller
Solid and Laminated WalnutDimensions:
37"high x 25.5"wide x42"deepArtist Statement:
Inspired by natural tree forms and the elegant curves of the human body, this rocker enlists complex joinery and shaping to serve the clean and extremely comfortable lines.
Artist:Denise LandisTitle: Bikini TopMaterials
Acrylic paint on canvasDimensions
24" x 18"Artist Statement
...just missed the sweaty, bronzed, buxom woman as she sprang from her perch and raced to the water.
Artist: Christopher Poehlmann
Title: Chunky ChairMaterials
Aluminum with orange powder coat rusted and burnished steel, and brushed aluminum.Dimensions
32"H x 24"W x 28"DArtist Statement
Chunky Chair has proven to be one of my iconic pieces, having been in numerous publications since its introduction in 1994. A number of variations are possible.
Artist: Hongtao ZhouTitle: Adjustable Rocking DreamMaterials:
23 x 21 x 25Artist Statement:
As a wood adjustable rocker, this chair demands rocking, and it lets you choose how to rock.
Artist: James ThurmanTitle: Dining ChairMaterials
Recycled Stainless FlatwareDimensions
40" x 18" x 18"Artist Statement
The “Dining Chair” is featured in the McMuseum of Anthropological Archaeology’s recent exhibition of ancient "21st Century Art-i-facts." It is thought to be an important component of the consumption ritual, which indicated the proper position to take before the nutrient presentation dance would occur.
Artist: Pat MorrowTitle: ElkMaterials:
45"H x 54"W x 20"DArtist Statement:
Form and line define the contemporary legs of this bench. The back has a relief carving of a bull elk and a female elk grazing.
Artist: Cosmo BarbaroTitle: C-ChairMaterials:
Nu-buck Leather, Maple, Milk PaintDimensions:
36"L x 25"W x 40"HArtist Statement:
This piece was an experiment with upholstery techniques and was re-engineered from a previous design.
Artist: Chelsey RadabaughTitle: Exemplification of SelfMaterials
Sterling Silver, Steel PinDimensions:
2.5 x 2.5 x .25Artist Statement:
This brooch series explores the ownership of furniture as a socio economic status in society.
Artist: Harriete Estel BermanTitle:Consuming IdentityMaterials:
Recycled Tin Cans, Fabric Seat Cover with Black Ribbon.Dimensions:
51"H x 10.5" D x 19.5"WArtist Statement:
Consuming Identity mounts on the wall. The rungs along the back of the chair mimic the bar code patterns that permeate all consumer packing.
Artist: Sabiha MujabaTitle: Dan's ChairMaterials:
Cherry, Paint, transfer GoldDimensions:
39” x 24.5” x 23.5”Artist Statemen:
t Many of Dan's wishes were met in this chair; higher than normal seat, low back, needlepoint to honor his elderly Aunt and elements from his Louis XIV writing desk.
Artist: Sunhwa KimTitle: Yin and Yang BenchMaterials:
Gold Leaves, Natural LacquerDimensions:
21"H 67"W x 69"DArtist Statement:
The circulation between the two parts of the symbol creates unity. The purpose of the bench is to promote communication and harmony between people.
Artist: Pat MorrowTitle: LucyMaterials:
Cherry, Purpleheart, Hard MapleDimensions:
19 ¼"H x 35"W x 16"DArtist Statement:
Lucy is classy and playful with curvy, interlocking shapes.
Artist: Ellie RichardsTitle: Luscher BackMaterials:
Wood, Concrete, Steel Wool, and Vinegar Finish, Laser Engraved Text on Chair BackDimensions:
8 Chairs, each 2' x 1' x 1'Artist Statement
: These chairs represent the color cards found in the book The Luscher Color Test, each chair back has laser engraved text from the book explaining the qualities of its respective color.
Artist: Thomas SkaggsTitle: Dogwood Leaf SeatMaterials:
Curly Cherry, Walnut, Curly Maple and Silk ThreadDimensions:
18" H x 24"W x 16"DArtist Statement:
Seating piece featuring a carved Kousa Dogwood Leaf.
Artist: Tony WilliamsTitle: WindwalkersMaterials:
Black Walnut top and legs. Western Red Cedar, Honduran Mahogany, White Ash and Cocobolo inlaysDimensions:
70.5"L x 21"W x 19"H
Artist: ZhouTitle: FronzenitureMaterials:
Snow, Lake WaterDimensions:
Blue sky, bright sun and an icy seat. The snow furniture eventually returned to the lake, completed a green life cycle, and now provides a drink for the fish.
About the Curators: Glen G.Guarino, Guarino Furniture Designs holds a MA in Studio Furniture.He taught on the high school level for 32 years and has been an adjunct professor in the Fine Arts School of William Paterson University since 2001. His art has been juried into museum and gallery exhibits. Glen also works with corporate, public and private clients. Glen's furniture has been featured on "State of the Arts," and in a number of publications. Marie works with Glen as his publicist.
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Artist: Glen G.GuarinoTitle: StormMaterials:
Rescued Northern Catalpa and AshDimensions:
28" tall x 37 ½" wide x 29 ¾"deep