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Meet the Makers

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 | 5:30PM | BOSTON GALLERY

Join us Wednesday, June 19th for a discussion and overview of the New England Studio Furniture Movement with Owain Harris, instructor at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine and a New Hampshire Furniture Masters ISFD Pinnacle Award winner.

Learn about influential furniture makers in the region who are shaping this re-emerging segment of the design market. The makers will be on hand in the gallery starting at 3PM.Read More

The Charles Rohlfs Desk: An Exploration of Mystery and Intricate Beauty

The desk in this day and age has become a flat, nondescript surface where you place a laptop computer, and perhaps a lamp and a few pens. Gone is the need for numerous tiny compartments holding notepaper, envelopes, ink, blotters, bills, and other paper documents.

While I adore the simplicity and sleek lines of later 20th century furniture designs, I am also drawn in by the mystery and intricate beauty of this early modern desk by Charles Rohlfs.

Excellence in Form and Function: Hans Wegner Chair Design

I bought this chair because it was apple green and I loved the color. I wasn’t thinking about whether it would be comfortable and functional. Sometimes it seems like the nicest looking chairs are the worst to sit in, and the comfiest ones look terrible. However, that doesn’t have to be the case.