While at Woodworking in America, I had the opportunity to talk with Oscar Fitzgerald after his session 20th Century American Furniture and Why You Should Like It.
Anyone who has an interest in furniture would like this session. Of the 7 sessions that I went to, Mr. Fitzgerald’s was probably the most energetic. I described it later to several people as if we were shot through a cannon made up of 100 years of American furniture. I was especially pleased to see some of my favorites included in the fast-paced presentation, such as Jere Osdood, Hopkins and Wendell Castle. But he didn’t limit it to my preferences, he also included several pieces from Maloof, Frank Lloyd Wright, many other Arts & Crafts designers/builders, and reproductionists.