Returning to Pennsylvania in 2006, he opened his own studio -- Brian Ferrell Designs. Now fully engaged in the creation of furniture and tableware, his work is exhibited in group and solo exhibits on a national level, was published in “500 Tables” by Lark Books, and can be found in private collections in the US and Europe.
Ferrell’s furniture plays off subtle contours, daring construction, and hidden details. He incorporates a variety of exotic hardwoods along with native woods such as maple and walnut. His tabletops are carved underneath to meet spider-like legs and carved upward on top to indicate the presence of legs below.
|Cabled Coffee Table|
Shadowy gradations of color ingeniously disguise the carved plywood Ferrell uses for strength in sweepingly organic chair and table legs. This material allows him to stretch expectations for furniture and create adventurous forms such as chairs with only two legs. Steel cables add stability without adding bulk and contribute to precarious-appearing designs.
Like his furniture, Ferrell’s shelving reaches beyond the functional. These shelves are elegant contours simultaneously attached to the wall and escaping from it. They succeed as sculpture, particularly in groupings.
Don't miss this amazing exhibition and be sure to visit The Store at SCC to see more of his work!