True Greene and Greene
Learn how the elements work together, and then use them in your furniture
Synopsis: Born out of the Arts and Crafts movement in the early 20th century, the marriage of styles created by California architects Charles and Henry Greene continues to please the eye and spark the imagination 100 years later. Their designs, which have been revered, copied, and rediscovered countless times over the past century, mix the subtlety of Chinese furniture with the boldness of Japanese temple design and the sinuous lines of Art Nouveau. Furniture maker Gary Rogowski has been a student of Greene and Greene style for most of his career. The way he approaches this style could serve as a blueprint for others who’d like to incorporate the Greenes’ design philosophy into their own work.
For more on Greene and Greene, take a video tour of The Gamble House with Darrell Peart.
From Fine Woodworking #203
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