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Brad Greenwood

Manifest Destiny II Desk

BRAD GREENWOOD

Greenwood furniture embodies the design perception, hand-craftsmanship, and time-honored building techniques inherited from old world craftsmen

For the past twenty-eight years Brad has been sharpening his skills as a leading furniture maker and designer. Although the artisan works in a barn on his property up in the mountains of Northern California’s Sierra Valley, don’t expect to find your average furniture. Brad creates some of the finest furniture available today with an emphasis for natural design. Of his creations Brad articulates, “For me, solid wood is tangible and real. Inconsistencies such as color variations, cracks, knots, or historical artifacts signify a part of the tree’s life. Its scars are a reflection of its past.”

His laborious detail work, such as intricate carvings, hand-tooled surfaces, skillfully cut inlay work, and striking combinations of hard woods are all characteristics of this artist’s dedication to honor the traditional virtues of old-school woodworking skills. He creates entertaining distinctive furnishings that house other features such as dioramas, animatronics, games, secret compartments, and more.

Greenwood is one of a handful of furniture artisans invited to participate in the Western Visions Show at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, WY. He had been exhibiting a signature piece at the museum since the furniture exhibition’s inception in 2003. In addition, he is an invited exhibitor at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, NY, and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY. The Interior Design Industry has been privileged to Greenwood’s work since the 1980's when he began his profession by creating “twig” style furniture for the Showplace Square Design Center in San Francisco.

Brad is the recipient of numerous awards. He received “Best of Show” at the 2010 Western Design Conference in Jackson, WY. The 2008 Adirondack Museum’s Annual Furniture Show awarded Brad with the “Maker’s Choice” Award. There were only two awards given that year. At the Cody, Wyoming, Western Design Conference, he received the coveted “2002 Exhibitors’ Choice Award”. In 2001, he was chosen to receive the esteemed “Best Woodworking & Craftsmanship Award”. He and wife Lorraine were honored to accept the “2000 Best Western Spirit Award” and the “2000 Exhibitors’ Choice Award” for their innovative Outlaw Cabinet. They were noted as “Bringing Western design to a new level.” His work has been published in a vast array of books, magazines, and newspapers.

Brad’s unique combination of God-given talent, learned woodworking skills, and use of natural materials brings forth exceptional furniture – furniture that is durable and well composed. It is the correlation of these details that gives Greenwood’s pieces its rich quality and harmonious design.

 

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