samuel chanOctober 26, 2016
You have to respect a master craftsman
(winning one prestigious award after the other)
who names one of his brilliant collections
for his high school woodworking teacher.
Mr. Knock bookcase
Samuel Chan's MR. KNOCK collection
honors the teacher who encouraged him
to pursue a career in the craft after
Chan (at age 15) built a rocking chair
for his grandmother.
Forget the ongoing accolades and beautiful
new monograph honoring this British furniture designer
with the immaculate making skills...what a fine human
this is who built a chair for grandma to rock in.
(Now that is design purity!)
Samuel Chan has been awarded many honors for his work,
including 12 DGMS
(Design Guild Mark) which rewards the work
of the finest furniture designers working in Britain.
Below is Chan's new book I referenced earlier,
and its authors Charlotte and Peter Fiell
have followed his work since he was an undergraduate.
If you honor furniture design,
you will be delighted with
Samuel Chan: Design Purity and Craft Principles.
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Does Samuel Chan's work ignite your imagination, or what?
Peace to you right where you are.