Reed Hansuld & Adam Rogers
September 27 – October 8
Chairs can be the most challenging and rewarding of all furniture forms. In this two-week course, students create their own chair designs, starting with concept development and ending with fully functional prototypes. All types of chairs are fair game. Reed and Adam share their extensive knowledge of design processes, ergonomics, engineering, construction, and marketing. Techniques they cover include, among others, laminate bending, tapered laminates, steam bending, jig-making, machining, joinery for curved and angled components, sculpting, and options for simple upholstery such as slip seats. As students develop their own designs, they explore visual elements, structure, and comfort through drawing, models, and mockups.
Reed Hansuld is a self-employed furniture maker who works out of a cooperative shop in Brooklyn, NY, where he builds furniture on commission and designs freelance for industry. A 2009 graduate of our Nine-month Comprehensive, Reed has been awarded Windgate residencies at the International Turning Exchange and San Diego State University, two grants from the Ontario Arts Council, and two finalist NICHE Awards. In 2019, Reed’s then-company, Harold, earned a Rising Talent Award at the Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris. Reed was profiled in the December 2015 issue of American Craft. His website is reedfurnituredesign.com.
Adam Rogers is an award-winning freelance furniture designer in Portland, ME, and a partner in Square Manufacturing in Lewiston, ME. Honors include Best of Neocon, Interior Design’s Best of Year, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum’s Good Design Award, and, most recently, Best of NYCxDESIGN for his Mae collection designed for Radnor. Adam’s work has been featured widely in publications such as Metropolis, Architectural Digest, Dwell, and Interior Design. Prior to founding Adam Rogers Studio in 2017, he was Director of Design & Product Development at Thos. Moser. Adam teaches product development for the Comprehensive and his website is adamrogers-studio.com.
Open to solid-intermediate and advanced woodworkers.