Crane Chairs

White oak

The initial idea for these chairs came to me while sketching in a gallery. Re-imagining a chair I had made 10 years ago, I drew it again with a Ming dynasty influence and arrived here…my version of a classical Chinese design. Many of the details were not established in the drawing; instead, I found them as I worked the wood, allowing my eyes and hands to tell me when the shape was right. Tuning a curve, adding a facet, constantly looking and questioning as I worked, a sculpted fluidity emerged and the chairs came to life.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.