A Transformative Conversation With Peter Korn, Part 1

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.

ARYMA’s Twist of Nature To Be Shown In Shanghai

In March (2-4) of this year ARYMA will be taking part in the GREAT Festival of Creativity in Shanghai, China. Their recently completed commission Twist of Nature, a large scale contemporary abstract marquetry triptych, will be on display at Shanghai’s Long Museum. Additionally, several of ARYMA’s highly skilled artisan-designers will be demonstrating marquetry craftsmanship in a live interactive showcase.

Marquetry Magnetism: Craig Thibodeau’s New Puzzle Cabinet

Craig Thibodeau’s Hong Kong-based client, an avid collector of puzzle boxes and mechanisms, was inspired by the idea of commissioning a puzzle cabinet. The project brief was for Craig Thibodeau to design the cabinet in his signature studio furniture style: with clean contemporary lines; subtle Asian styling and a nod to the elegant fine-veneering and graceful forms of the early Art Deco period. The piece was to incorporate puzzles and hidden mechanisms. The client, wanting to be delighted and surprised, preferred not to be specific about any of the details, materials or mechanisms.