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Stuart Chase is the creative talent behind Modern Organic Furniture. Influenced and taught by master woodworkers, he has developed his extraordinary skill and experience in woodworking, and has turned it into a passion for designing and building furniture.
Stuart believes furniture should balance form and function, and executes his work as such. He has studied various artistic mediums ranging from nature, fashion design, paint and building architecture in an effort to cross blend forms, shapes and colors into his woodworking. The Modern Organic form is generated through the inspiration Stuart finds within many artistic forms in life.
Many of the materials that are used come from a collection of woods retrieved from Lake Champlain in Vermont. Reclaimed tree roots and decayed or deceased maple trees make up many of the organic elements of his woodwork. These multi-dimensional pieces are extremely rare; therefore organizing and blending the pieces with the modern forms presents a remarkable challenge. Carving introduces an additional element which provides an area of transition between modern and organic.
Solid wenge, zebrawood, ebony, acrylic and aluminum are used as the base structures for the modern and linear portions of his work. Finishes are oil based for maximal durability and active use of each piece. Colored acrylic accents are used at times to fill voids and add sparkle to the piece.