Best in Show from Providence
Michael Jury, principal designer and craftsman at M. Jury Woodworks, won Best in Show (Furniture Design) for his cherry Asa-no-ha sideboard at the 27th annual Fine Furnishings Show, held Nov. 4-6 in Providence, R.I. Other Best in Show winners included Geoffrey Warner (Furniture Innovation) of Geoffrey Warner Studio in Stonington, Maine; Ben Kotis (Traditional Student Work) and Svetlana Daneva (Contemporary Student Work) from the North Bennet Street School, and Corrinn Jusell (Accessory) of Made by Corrinn in New Bedford, Mass.
Beyond Basic Boxes
There are several design and detail options that won’t destroy budgets or disrupt production as they elevate the value of work. Those include outsourcing design elements, adding hi-tech accents such as controls and lighting, introducing materials other than wood-based products, and getting creative with hardware.