Garrett Hack: Furnituremaker and Farmer
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Garrett Hack has been making furniture for forty years–beginning not long after he graduated from Princeton with a dual degree in civil engineering and architecture. And over that same stretch of time, as he developed technical skills and a design eye that have made him a highly sought-after teacher at furniture programs around the world, he has also put several hours each day into his work as a farmer.
As in woodworking, where he relies on well-honed hand skills (and hand tools) for much of the critical work on his furniture, he does nearly all his farmwork without the aid of machines, relying instead on his Belgian work horse, Jazz, for nearly all his plowing and planting and harvesting.
In this slide show, a wide range of Hack’s furniture pieces blend with photos of the buildings and animals and fields that surround him on the farm.