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The Furniture Society is hosting its first Fine Art Auction at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show March 17-20, 2011, at Pier 94 in New York City. The Live Auction features works by recipients of the Society’s Award of Distinction, among them: Sam Maloof Studio, Garry Knox Bennett, Wendell Castle, Michael Fortune, Vladimir Kagan, John Makepeace, [...]




 

 

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The Furniture Society is hosting its first Fine Art Auction at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show March 17-20, 2011, at Pier 94 in New York City. The Live Auction features works by recipients of the Society’s Award of Distinction, among them: Sam Maloof Studio, Garry Knox Bennett, Wendell Castle, Michael Fortune, Vladimir Kagan, John Makepeace, , Judy McKie & Tommy Simpson.

Shown here is one of the auction items, Low Back Chair by Sam Maloof Studio. Sam Maloof was noted for his simple, practical designs of the 1950’s. Maloof worked in Southern California for nearly 60 years and was a true artisan that turned out simple, useful designs made one at a time.  Always humble, Maloof referred to himself as a woodworker, despite the fact that he was recoginzed as a pioneer in his field. His work was the subject of a retrospective at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 2001 and he was the first craftsman to receive a MacArthur Foundation grant. Maloof’s pieces were joined without hardware; they were composed entirely of wood. Maloof passed away in 2009, but while he was alive, he generously shared his know-how with others even publishing a “how-to” book in 1983.


 

 

 
 
 

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