I was excited to discover the recent NY Times article profiling the resurgence of craft at this year’s ICFF. (Predominantly featured in the article is friend and fellow RISD Alumni, Andrew Mau, of Rhode Island’s Studio Dunn). “Refinement, authenticity, and restraint define the products that are coveted in this territory,” says Julie Lasky, the article’s author. While furniture, in my experience, has always been a medium learned best the hard way, it is comforting to think that the perceived value of so many hours at the sanding table is ever so slowly creeping upward.
I highly encourage everyone to check out the article, Going with the Grain: Craft Turns Heads at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.