Chair Making Workshop

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For many furniture makers, a chair is the perfect vehicle for exploring the relationship between form and function. A chair requires ergonomic comfort and must be engineered to bear weight and movement. It necessitates a deep knowledge of joinery and the limits of wood as a medium. It has a rich and expansive design history, and is thus open to infinite manifestations of style and character. This dichotomy between what a chair needs to do and what it could be makes it the most challenging piece of furniture to create. It is also the most fun. 

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Reed Hansuld and Adam Rogers instructed an ambitious group of students in the two-week Chair Making Workshop. Reed has established himself as one of the top young designer/makers working today. His work has been showcased in a dozen publications, and his specialty is innovative seating design. Adam has a background in architecture - another field concerned with the marriage of function and form - and a Master's degree in furniture design and woodworking. He is the Director of Design at Thos. Moser, where his work has been recognized in many publications and earned a host of awards.

To learn more about Reed: www.reedfurnituredesign.com

To learn more about Adam: www.adamrogers-studio.com

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