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Jul 4, 2007
I began woodworking as a hobby in 1978 and two years later, opened a small custom furniture making shop in Topsham, Maine. In 1982, I moved to New York to pursue a career as an industrial designer, and earned a graduate degree in Industrial Design at Pratt Institute.
In 1991, I began working independently on a method for manufacturing furniture that assembled without fasteners (for which I received a patent in 1995). I founded Green Design Furniture Co. in Portland, Maine in 1993 to design and manufacture furniture with my unique assembly system.
Today, Green Design Furniture produces a line of artisan-made solid wood furniture that is sold directly to customers nationwide though catalog, online and a retail showroom in Maine. Being ‘Green’ is also a primary value that is at the core of our design and business practices. We use only sustainably harvested wood from local forests in our region. Although my company remains very small in size, my inventive designs have become very influential in the contemporary crafts scene and can be found in the homes of discerning collectors all across the U.S. and in a number of overseas collections as well.