The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines proportion as ‘the relation of one part to another.’ Pleasing proportions render the whole harmonious, symmetrical and agreeable. I feel that this is central to good furniture design. With considered, but rough, mathematical proportions arrived at visually, I strive to create furniture which is graceful, balanced and sensuous. I try to give each piece a clear, quietly stylish stance. Finally, I attempt to select woods which complement the overall feel of a piece and grain patterns which enhance the curve or shape of an individual part. Born in 1952, in Providence,Rhode Island. Lives in Narragansett Rhode Island, where he maintains a studio. Attended Program in Artisanry, Boston University (Certificate of Mastery, Wood Furniture Design 1978). Apprenticed with John C. Northrup Jr., restoring and reproducing American period furniture (1971-1975).
Source: NetWorks 2008 Catalogue
Film by: Christian de Rezendes
Music: “A Child is Born,” “Armageddon,” “Blues for Alice” performed by Julian Shore, age 14
Scanning by: Amanda de Rezendes
Filmed in: Narragansett, RI
Edited at: Breaking Branches Pictures, Slatersville, RI (www.breakingbranchespictures.com)
Executive Producer: Joseph A. Chazan M.D.
Artist’s website: timothyphilbrick.com