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.
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