Friday, May 18, 2012
500 Chairs: Celebrating Traditional & Innovative Designs (500 Series)
Internationally recognized furniture designer Craig Nutt has selected the breathtaking examples—by such respected names as Sam Maloof (a walnut rocking chair), Garry Knox Bennett (two ladderback chairs), and Andrew Muggleton (his “Balustrade Chaise)—and they are breathtaking. Judy Kensley McKie contributes a cool “Monkey Chair in walnut and bronze, with arms shaped like these playful animals. And Gord Peteranas wittily named “Electric Chair comes in tubular steel…and features a lightbulb!
"If you are looking for ideas for a project, an excellent source is Lark Books' 500 Series. While this series covers many craft media, woodworkers will find the most inspiration from 500 Cabinets, 500 Tables, 500 Chairs, 400 Wood Boxes, and 500 Wood Bowls. Even if you are not looking for ideas, there is much in these books to appreciate and enjoy. You will probably do lots of nodding, plenty of eye widening, some jaw dropping, and, naturally, some wincing. Each book delivers a huge quantity of outstanding work." - Rob Porcaro, Heartwood: Inside the Woodshop
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