Furniture show in NYC this weekend (May 15-18)
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair starts Saturday (May 15), where furniture makers big and small put their wares on display. It’s a good chance to see innovative work. I’m heading down on Monday to take a look and meet up with Judsom Beaumont of Straight Line Designs. Beaumont is an immensely creative furniture designer and maker from Vancouver, BC, Canada. I was in his shop this past January to take photos for an article he wrote for Fine Woodworking. In the article, he shows how he makes his curvaceous furniture. It was a realy eye-opener for me. I learned a great deal about possibility and creativity. I also learned a very clever and simple way to make furniture that would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, with traditional furniture making techniques. Look for the article in an upcoming issue.
If you live near NYC, come by the show. Look for Beaumont’s display and say hello. He is tremendously friendly and fun. If your there on Monday, keep an eye out for me and make sure to say hello.
Cindy cabinet. I've watched Judson make one of these. It is petite and the drawers really work.
Beaver cabinet. It won't fall over, and the drawers pull out so that you can use them.
Jack in the Box. This cabinet does more than spring about. The drawers are fully functional.
Squiddy tables. Beaumont and his staff cut the legs freehand and randomly on the bandsaw.