Welcome to Inlay Arts News Roundup where I’ll publish curated sets of 4 news items with links to source materials and related posts. As stories come to my attention I’ll add them to a News Roundup post. Here are the first 4 stories; let me know via comments what you think and what kinds of stories you’d like me to cover. I’ll publish them in sets of 4 as part of my blog post stream.
Toby Winteringham’s theatrical Rep Credenza, commissioned for the Birmingham Reperatory Theatre’s hospitality suite, is a marquetry tribute to his father, Graham Winteringham. The recently refurbished theatre was originally designed and built under the direction of Graham Winteringham’s architectural firm in 1971.
Silas Kopf has mastered the art of marquetry and is an accomplished artist and furniture designer-craftsman working from his studio in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Originally from Pennsylvania, he graduated from Princeton University with a degree in architecture. However, realizing that the arts and fine woodworking suited his temperament better, he landed a two year apprenticeship with studio furniture pioneer Wendell Castle. He later encountered the Art Nouveau furniture of Émile Gallé and Louis Majorelle. He decided to master marquetry to create a signature style and establish his niche in the studio furniture field.