Original Designs Handcrafted in the Style of Greene & Greene
In the Greene & Greene
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Listed as one of the top
eight designers in the furniture industry
Here's what the press is saying about Darrell
"His work is considered in
the top echelon of American Studio Furniture" - "Considered
one of the top furniture deisgners in the country"
& Crafts Homes spring 2012
"The Guru of Greene and
Robb Report Collection December 2005
"Darrell Peart finds satisfaction
turning dreams into reality with his finely-crafted furniture that
is worthy of Greene and Greene's finest Pasadena Bungalow's"
1900 Magazine Spring/Summer 2007
"The popularity of Arts &
Crafts style furniture just seems to grow, as more and more designer-makers
adapt its details to original works. Darrell Peart is an authority
on those details"
"Darrell certainly has a strong
fan base of both clients- who can wait as long a year for a piece-
and woodworkers-who look to him for inspiration and instruction"
Ronald J Goldman Woodworker
West March-April 2006
"Darrell Peart's furniture
is more obviously Greene & Greene, including reproductions. His
Gamble dining table is a wonderful achievement."
(author of Greene
& Greene Furniture: Poems of Wood & Light) blogging for
"Author and very accomplished
furnituremaker Darrell Peart"
Excerpt from Woodworkers
Journal online interview--- October 2004
"That's what I really enjoy. Studying Greene and Greene in
minute detail, writing the book has given me ideas for things I want
to try. It's made me appreciate the genius of Charles Greene, but
also makes me wonder where all his ideas came from. It's almost enough
to give me an inferiority complex." ....Darrell Peart
"An inferiority complex? I don't think so; not with the caliber
of work that Darrell Peart produces. "
As a small independent furniture
maker Darrell Peart can offer a degree of flexibility and attention
to detail not commonly found in larger shops. He routinely works
with a client to meet their specific needs. "I thoroughly
enjoy and take great pride in my work. With attention to detail
and a reliance upon proven construction methods, you can expect
a piece of furniture I build to last for generations."
Darrell's influences as a furniture maker/designer have been
many and varied, including such diverse sources as Gothic, Chippendale
It's within the Arts & Crafts Movement (Craftsman, Mission)
that he feels most at home though. The ideals of John
Ruskin and William
Morris have been an inspiration to him. The movements many
designers (and craftsmen) such as Gustav
Voysey, and CR
Mackintosh, have all played a part in Darrell's development.
But it's the Pasadena architects, Charles and Henry Greene (Greene
and Greene) that have captivated him the most.
"The furniture from their Ultimate Bungalow period (Gamble,
Thorsen, Pratt, and Blacker Houses) represents not only the
best from the American Arts & Crafts Movement but also some
of the most sensitive and thoughtful designs ever produced.
Charles Greene's blending of the American Arts & Crafts
style with Asian influences was nothing less than divine."
Darrell's passion lies in creating his own original designs
though. He has developed a unique
style that is not limited just by traditional Greene &
Greene elements. His work is widely recognized
He also, from time to time, enjoys
interpreting an original
Greene & Greene piece. These are "near reproductions"
which honor the spirit of the original design, while meeting
a client's specific needs.
Over the years, Darrell's knowledge
and experience as both a furniture designer and maker, has brought
him national attention and acclaim. His first of many magazine
articles appeared in 1992 and his second book is soon to
be in print (spring 2013). He is sought after as a teacher of
both furniture design and construction at several woodworking
schools from coast to coast.