Newburyport’s own veritable “chair-man,” Henry Fox, shares his 30 years of wisdom on chair design and construction on Saturday, November 19, at 1 p.m. at Fox Brothers Furniture Studio, 39 Liberty Street, Newburyport. The event is the latest in the Newburyport Preservation Trust's "Do It Ye Self" series.
The two-hour program, presented as a give-and-take discussion about the design considerations that go into making a chair, will touch on specific chair designs, the maker's own influences, and other issues unique to chairs. Questions for the presenter are welcome. Whether you are a furniture aficionado or just a "homer-with-a-hammer," at this workshop the Newburyport Preservation Trust invites you to pull up a seat and “Think Like a Chair.”
Henry Fox has worked at his studio in a re-purposed auto dealership in Newburyport for more than 15 years. His furniture graces homes and public spaces from coast-to-coast, and has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Show, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the American Craft Museum, and DeCordova Museum. His furniture conceptions are described as "an alignment of light, tension, weight, and the unexpected."
Cost for the limited registration program is $15 for Newburyport Preservation Trust members, and $20 for non-members. Register online at the "Events" page of the Newburyport Preservation Trust website (www.nbptpreservationtrust.org). For additional information, contact "Do It Ye Self" program coordinator Matt Blanchette at 978-697-5135 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.