April’s program will be presented by Mark Mooney. He will give a talk on
Craftsman Style furniture building.
Design Elements in Greene and Greene Furniture
Mark P. Mooney
Henry and Charles Greene were architects in Pasadena California in the early 1900s. They designed not only magnificent Arts and Crafts style houses but the furniture to compliment it as well. Greene and Greene furniture, usually made of mahogany and high quality ebony accents, is noted for its relief, texture and shadows which makes it a visual and tactile sensation. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate a number of elements that were typically used in their furniture design. These include: breadboard ends with floating ebony splines, cloud lifts, square ebony plugs, leg indents, and edge round-overs that all give this furniture a very distinctive, but simple statement of line, scale, and proportion.
Coffee and donuts will begin at 09:30.