The hallmarks of studio furniture include one-of-a-kind pieces for the home created in small-scale shops. These custom-designed pieces range in conception and style from the graceful furniture of Sam Maloof to the vivid, garishly colorful works of Richard Ford. Other artists included in this exhibition are Wendell Castle, John Cederquist, Stephen Courtney, Jacob Cress, Alphonse Mattia, Kim Schmahmann and Rosanne Somerson. "Right at Home" is the fourth exhibition in a series that surveys the craft collection of the museum by specific medium or craft category.
Born in Emporia, Kansas, Wendell Castle earned a B.F.A. degree in sculpture in 1958 and an M.F.A. in industrial design in 1961 at the University of Kansas.
Born in Altadena, California, John Cederquist earned a B.A. degree in art in 1969 and an M.A. in crafts in 1971 at California State University at Long Beach.
Born in Chino, California, Sam Maloof is a 1934 graduate of Chino High School. He worked as a graphic artist before being encouraged by his wife to pursue woodworking.