I designed and built a chair as part of a Centerbrook class on craft. My comments from the Centerbrook blog:
“From the start I knew I wanted straight lines and sharp angles paired with a gently curved seat and back. The resulting chair is sort of reminiscent of an old schoolhouse chair with a modern, impossibly interconnected frame.
This chair consumed my life for the last month. I spent about half of that time just staring at it, plotting each move. As a graphic designer who believes every element has its place on the page, it was inconceivable for me not to take that approach with this chair. Graphic designers don’t get to build models in school (we just inhale a bit too much spray mount), so working with two great craftsmen was a real treat. I think that while they appreciated my methodical and somewhat obsessive approach, I may have drove Patrick and Bill a bit nuts.”