Campana Brothers Select: Works from the Permanent Collection

Rugbeater armchair

  • Daniel Mack (American, b. 1947)
    United States, 1991
    Maple, metal, glass, twill tape
    Museum purchase from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund, 1991-131-1
    Photo: Andrew Garn

  • A self-taught furniture maker, Daniel Mack uses natural and recycled materials and simple construction methods. He describes his chairs as “the transcript of a conversation between a person and a tree. Both the chair maker and the tree are recognizable in the final result.” The ambiguity and delicacy of his work often produce an unsettling effect.

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