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 and James Krenov. 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 Stickley, Harvey Ellis, CFA 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.
March 2014 ......"There is nobody in our industry that understands the impact of exposed joinery more than Darrell Peart, a master craftsman based in Seattle. Peart draws inspiration from the work of past masters , such as James Krenov,John Ruskin, and William Morris. But he is recognized internationaly for his own masterpieces, many of which are executed in the spirit of Pasadena Architects, Charles and Henry Greene. Building on thier legacy, he has created an instantly recognizable and often imitated style"
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