Masters who have develop a style of furniture are far and few in between. A few master that come to mind are Jere Osgood, Tage Frid, Sam Maloof, George Nakashima, Silas Kopf, James Krenov. All of these makers have left their stamp for all of us to enjoy and some still are. That said it is up to us as craftspeople to help carry their name for the next generations.
Just recently foundations for passing masters have been established. The most recent is the Krenov foundation, which is working hard to have the voice of James Krenov be heard, cherished and remembered. This is very exciting news for me, I love period furniture but boy do I love Krenov style furniture as well.
This pass week a new video was posted on youtube by the foundation. The short video gives us a glimpse of the man the legend James Krenov. I never got to meet Mr. Krenov, but boy do I know many craftspeople who can share his love and wisdom.
Now enjoy this new video and the voice of James Krenov.