The Furniture Project 2013 is essentially an oversized exhibit within The New England Home Show, held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston this weekend, February 21 – 24. Like WoodExpo, The Furniture Project is a celebration of the craft of furniture-building. the Mission Statement of The Furniture Project reads:
The Furniture Project strives to kindle the relationship between makers and buyers of high-quality custom furnishings. By providing a venue for talented furniture designers and makers to present their craft, we give makers a chance to represent themselves to the public. This offers both makers and buyers a unique opportunity to learn from each other about the mutual benefits of custom furniture. In this arena, we are able to recognize excellence in design, creativity, and construction as examples to aspiring makers and interested consumers alike.
To that end, The Furniture Project exhibit will feature presenters spread out across three venues: The Main Bench, Masters Workbench and the Main Stage. Presentations will range from the rudimentary (How to Use Handsaws) to the requisite (Promoting Yourself & Building Your Business). The show will cater to the hobbyist and aspiring professional alike.
Visitors can expect another WoodExpo carry-over: the woodworking contest. A select number of entries into The Furniture Project’s 2013 contests in two categories (Open and Interpretive) will be on display at the exhibit.
Fans of Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac will want to swing by and meet some of the Tommy’s guests on the show. (Sten Havumaki will be on location demonstrating carving techniques – don’t miss it!)
See you at the show!