Chairs NxNE (North by Northeast)

An exhibition of original work by chairmakers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont

November 30, 2006 – Friday, March 9, 2007

This exhibition presents chairs designed and made in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, states with long craft traditions and an abundance of skilled, contemporary furniture makers. The curators have selected work that exemplifies excellence in design and craftsmanship,  showing the wide range of distinctive work being produced. The 20 chairs on display illustrate the current vitality of the chairmaker’s craft in northern New England as well as its breadth of inspiration.


Jonathan Binzen

From New Milford, Connecticut, Jonathan is a freelance writer with a focus on furniture design.  Formerly a senior editor of Fine Woodworking magazine, he was also an editor of Home Furniture magazine during its three year run from 1994 to 1997.

Miguel Gomez-Ibanez

From Weston, Massachusetts, Miguel is a furniture maker and architect.  He has been a workshop teacher at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and currently is the Executive Director of the North Bennet Street School. He is also President of The Furniture Society.