Timothy Philbrick

Timothy Philbrick, 2008 Chromogenic print by Lucas Foglia

Timothy Philbrick, Chromogenic print by Lucas Foglia

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

Table, 1986 Curly maple 29 1/2 x 39 x 16 in. Collection of the artist

Table, 1986
Curly maple, 29 1/2 x 39 x 16 in.


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.

Additional resources:

Artist’s website: timothyphilbrick.com

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