My goal as a designer is to develop designs and to create furniture that has a sense of being familiar and comfortable. Yet at the same time is full of surprises and details not seen in historical work. While my portfolio offering here includes several significant pieces of an historical nature I call ”From the Archives”, they are mainly to show a comparison to the current work being done. I think the inspiration is clear, and the points of departure will also be found unique and clear.
The reason exceptional pieces of 18th and 19th century are highly valued is because they are aesthetically pleasing and show exemplary design and craftsmanship. Not because they are good copies of an earlier era.
The same is true today. Good design can take departures and they can also show an evolution of design thought that captures the desirable qualities yet show brilliance and inspired design with new ideas.