Classic Design: Duncan Phyfe and Historical Reproduction at Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Gord Peteran, artist; John Dunnigan, professor of furniture design, Rhode Island School of Design; Peter M. Kenny, Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts, and Administrator of The American Wing, MMA. Explore how the history of American furniture design serves as inspiration for contemporary artists and craftsmen with artist Gord Peteran and professor of furniture design John Dunnigan. Introduced and moderated by Peter M. Kenny. Part of Sunday at the Met - The Elements of Style: The Art of Fine Furniture–Making in America Then and Now. 1-1:45pm.
Bruce Beeken, furniture maker; Edward S. Cooke, Jr., Charles F. Montgomery Professor, History of Art, American Decorative Arts, and Material Culture, Yale University; Thomas Moser, furniture maker. Learn about business strategies for artisans and the economy of production from colonial times to today with furniture makers Thomas Moser and Bruce Beeken. Introduced and moderated by Edward S. Cooke, Jr. Part of Sunday at the Met - The Elements of Style: The Art of Fine Furniture–Making in America Then and Now. 1:45pm.
Allan Breed, furniture maker; Matthias Pliessnig, furniture designer. Observe the precision of Phyfe-era carving and see how a sketch can be turned into a computer-modeled design for steam-bent furniture. Part of Sunday at the Met - The Elements of Style: The Art of Fine Furniture–Making in America Then and Now. 2:40pm.
Allan Breed, furniture maker; Ethan Lasser, curator, The Chipstone Foundation; Matthias Pliessnig, furniture designer. Consider historical furniture-making techniques and the possibilities of the modern toolbox with furniture makers Matthias Pliessnig and Allan Breed. Introduced and moderated by Ethan Lasser. Part of Sunday at the Met - The Elements of Style: The Art of Fine Furniture–Making in America Then and Now. 3pm.
Venue Description: Sun.-Thurs., 10am-5:30pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-9pm. Recommended admission: $25.
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