The marquetry clad surfaces of LINLEY’s new LIGHTSCAPE collection evoke the interplay of light across the reflective glass and steel facades of 21st century urban architecture. This collection by David Linley and his studio demonstrates that marquetry’s narrative and visual impact is beginning to find contemporary expression.
Peter Korn (b. 1951) is the founder and Executive Director of The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. Silas Kopf recommended that I read Peter Korn’s book Why We Make Things and Why It Matters. Peter is originally from Pennsylvania, attended the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in history. He moved to the New England area and began his career as a furniture designer-craftsman in 1974. His furniture pieces have been exhibited in many American galleries and museums. While working as a staff member at Anderson Ranch in Colorado, he taught alongside Tage Frid, Sam Maloof, Art Carpenter, James Krenov, Alan Peters and other seminal furniture makers of the early studio furniture movement.
Laura Meroni’s ambition was to bridge the ancient high-touch craft traditions of her native Brianza with the contemporary international high-style culture of Milan. She successfully launched her new brand, the Laurameroni Design Collection, at Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile in April of 2000.
Tennis supernova Novak Djokovic has been holding aloft a lot of trophies lately. He’s doing Seiko proud as their brand ambassador. He sports an assortment of their activity-specific watches, including his signature limited edition Seiko Astron GPS Solar. Seiko president and CEO Shinji Hattori saw fit to have a bespoke watch box presented to Novak Djokovic in London, where he successfully defended his 4th ATP World Finals crown.
Ian Hawthorne launched Hawthorne Crafts out of the family garage. Now he is living his dream of crafting some of the world’s finest boxes for an elite international clientele.