|Glasgow School of Art|
As I've been looking through these images I find that I always return to the Arts and Crafts movement as something that really attracts me. I've always been attracted to Stickley Mission and Wright's Prairie Style designs, they were probably a foundation for my interest in making furniture. Lately I've been foraying into other branches of the Arts and Crafts movement, like Charles Rohlfs, where A&C meets Gothic/Medieval, and Charles Rennie Macintosh, where A&C crosses over with Art Nouveau. Even the organic flows of Art Nouveau itself have been attracting my eye.
It will be interesting to see what I am able to actually make of this in the shop, or even on the sketch pad. I've got a scanner hooked up so I'm going to share. I guess my next step will be to settle on a style for the first bench and try to soak up some of it's design vocabulary.