videos: 2013 to present

Coffee or Cocktail

A video tour of this exhibition at High Point's Theater Art Gallery. Sponsored by ASFD and Bienenstock Furniture Library. Extraordinary, beautiful, unique, creative; whatever word you use, this ubiquitous form of furniture has become the centerpiece of every modern home’s living room or family room.

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The Chair as Art Form

A video tour of this exhibition at High Point's Theater Art Gallery. Sponsored by ASFD and Bienenstock Furniture Library. Selected and curated by members of the American Society of Furniture Designers it focuses on the shape form and function of some of the most iconic chairs in recent history.

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Joe Ruggiero - Fashion Inspires Interiors

Interior Designer and Co-Host of this year's ASFD Pinnacle Awards on October 20th, Joe Ruggiero, presents his Sunbrella Fabric Collection for October 2014 High Point International Furniture Market. He salutes the Fashion Industry and it's influence on Interior Design.

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April 2014 High Point Market Bienenstock Library

Take a video tour of the largest furniture specialty library in the world, the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library, which also celebrated the opening of its new Pat Plaxico Gardens during the April 2014 High Point Market.

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Jay Reardon Talks Design at ASFD Spring Dinner

Jay Reardon, the former Hickory Chair president and current chairman of the executive committee for upholstery and case goods manufacturer Chaddock, talks about profitable design practices.

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Pinnacle Trophy

American Society Of Furniture Designers new Pinnacle Trophy designed by Mark Tucker and Made by Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) in South Boston, Virginia.

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The Roentgens' Berlin Secretary Cabinet

Discover the hidden features and intricate interior of this cabinet. One of the finest achievements of European furniture making, this cabinet is the most important product from Abraham (1711--1793) and David Roentgen's (1743--1807) workshop. This cabinet is from Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and is on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens.

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Discover the secret compartments of this writing table and see how it can be transformed into a private altar. Perhaps the most exquisite and technically refined piece from German cabinetmaker Abraham Roentgen (1711--1793), this desk was made for his premier patron, the Catholic official Johann Philipp von Walderdorff.

The inventive talents of David Roentgen are evident in this exceptionally refined desk. The monogram DR inlaid beneath the kehole on the lower drawer indicates the cabinetmaker's satisfaction with one of his most mechanically ingenuous creations: a single key inserted at different depths unlocks the center drawer, releases the rolltop, or releases the hidden side drawers; if a button is pressed on the underside of these drawers, each swings aside to reveal three other drawers.

See a demonstration of how this desk operates. When closed, this table may not seem like one of the most complex pieces of European furniture ever made. However, once opened, its concealed drawers and hidden features are exposed, and the entire piece transforms into a dressing table, orpoudreuse.

Day in the Life: Furniture Designer/Maker

Jared Rusten is a woodworker who creates modern furniture in San Francisco. Watch this video to learn how apprenticing led to his own woodshop.

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