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Smithsonian honors Silas Kopf

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Silas Kopf, a studio furniture maker in Northampton, Mass., won a 2015 Master of Medium award in the wood category from the Smithsonian Institution’s James Renwick Alliance.

Kopf, known for his inventive and witty inlayed furniture, has been making studio furniture since 1973. His piece, "Bad Hare Day," was purchased for the Renwick's collection by the James Renwick Alliance in 2008.

His work can also be found in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Milwaukee Art Museum, as well as numerous private collections.

Past honorees in the wood category include Sam Maloof, Wendell Castle and Judy McKie.

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