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American Furniture Periods

Post Modern / Studio Furniture (1879 to Present)

Studio Furniture is defined as one-of-a-kind or limited production of furniture objects designed and built by craftspeople. Its beginnings can be traced to the Arts and Crafts Period at the beginning of the industrialization of furniture making. The design process is as important as the execution of the piece.

Notable Makers include Peter Maynard, who builds furniture in the Arts and Crafts revival style; Chris Bowman is an art furniture maker with a bent toward the whimsical; James Probst builds custom furniture in West Virginia, and many others.


Design Element

  • Ergonomic considerations
  • Creative expression
  • Incorporation of the subtleties and variations of the materials used


Here are a few examples of Post Modern/Studio furniture.   Click on any image to zoom in.

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