Fine artisan furniture to be showcased at Philadelphia Furniture Show April 1-2
March 28, 2017 | 7:11 pm UTC
The carved doors and base of the “Honeycomb Credenza” are made of ebonized red oak, while the case is made of paulownia. It will be on display at the upcoming Philadelphia Furniture Show.
PHILADELPHIA - The annual Philadelphia Furniture Show, held March 31 - April 2, will showcase artisan-quality, handmade furniture from some of the nation's top craftsmen and designers.
Entries include the "Honeycomb Credenza" from Jon Billing of Brooklyn, New York, and an "ocean wave" table from Bill Castonia of Ludington, Michigan. Over 80 craftspeople will be exhibiting this year, including Big Sand Woodworking, Red Metal, Ted Saxerud, Bok Read Woodworking, The Bazis Collection, Markel Design, Stonis Consulting, Castonia’s Woodworks, and Lambkin Studio.
Drawing inspiration from his appreciation of nature, in this instance an ocean wave, has allowed maker Bill Castonia to create objects that possess value beyond mere function or aesthetics.
Those interested in attending can either purchase a $75 VIP pass, which includes an invitation to a preview party Friday, March 31, or a weekend pass for $12. The show is located at the historic, castle-like 23rd Street Armory in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of downtown Philadelphia. Registration and more information can be found here.
The actual show begins Saturday, April 1, and returns Sunday, April 2.
This hand-forged steel and copper table features a heart-pine top attached with hand forged steel wedges. Offered by Rachel David of Red Metal.

Attendees of the preview party on March 31 will be able to:

  • Sample smooth rye whiskey from Dad's Hat
  • Enjoy cold beer from Flying Fish
  • Enjoy music from the U Penn a capella group, Counterparts
  • Visit with the best artisan furniture makers in the country

The Philadelphia Furniture Show showcases exceptional artisan quality furniture and is the longest running exhibition of its kind. Now in its 22nd year, the show continues to set the bar for the finest heirloom handmade furniture and furnishings in the United States.  

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