STEVE MCKENNA

My personal philosophy is that the aesthetic of the work should highlight the natural beauty of the wood, as well as the functionality of the design, and its craftsmanship. To me, the process and quality of the craftsmanship is part and parcel to the finished piece. Form and function meet.

I believe that each piece I create embodies the time and care that I have put into it, as well as my dedication to thoughtful design and skilled, quality craftsmanship.

I consider myself one of the luckiest people alive. I am doing what I love doing - designing and making functional, beautiful, and comfortable furniture from rough sawn lumber. Each piece contains a piece of me.

A woodworker, Steve makes his beautiful and functional pieces in his Lexington MA workshop. 

His work is influenced by several contemporary artists: the simplicity and integrity of Tage Frid, the lines and joints of Sam Maloof, the delicacy and details of James Krenov,  the artistry of Wharton Esherick, and the balance that George Nakashima struck between the natural world and his work.

Steve's work is in private collections throughout New England, and reflects his craftsmanship, his eye for aesthetics, and his care and attention to detail.

 

 


 

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