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Mario Messina Designer Craftsman

Modern furniture as a union of function and art.
Commissions welcomed.

PO Box 181, 28 River Street
Windsor, Vermont 05089
Phone 802-674-2224
Email mario.messina@valley.net

See more of Mario Messenia's work at
modernmissionfurniture.com and
queenanne-colonial-windsorchairs.com

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As a designer craftsman I see furniture making as an opportunity to explore the union of function and art. I want to create furniture that is a joy to live with, will last for many generations and grow in value. I draw my inspiration from nature as well as other woodworkers, architects, and period styles. I see furniture as an expression of our relationship to the natural world in the context of our home environment.

My career in woodworking began in 1983 in Roseburg, Oregon, where I apprenticed in a small cabinet shop for three years. In 1987 I opened my own woodworking shop in Vermont. Over the years my work has progressed into studio furniture making, which has always been my dream.

In addition to running a full time furniture studio in Windsor, Vermont I am also a part time woodworking instructor at Dartmouth College's Hopkins Center.

—Mario Messina

   

 

 

Nexus Coffee tables. Nexus: That which joins together; a means of connection. This series of sculptural coffee tables explores various ideas of a focal point that unites and bonds two dynamically opposed arcs. Some of these ideas have organic themes; others are geometric. Each table is a unique sculpture that will make a stunning accent to any modern living room or office. Materials: solid cherry, wenge, or other contrasting woods, sometimes stone, glass or metal. The top is an elliptical oval of 1/2" tempered glass with a polished beveled edge. Dimensions: 36" W, 52" L, and 15" T Call for pricing, timing and shipping quote. 802-674-2224.


 

New Century Sideboard. The influences of Frank Lloyd Wright and George Nakashima are evident in this versatile sideboard. Crafted from solid cherry, walnut, and ash. Dimensions: 80"L, 31"T, and 20"D. also available in 66"L version (not shown). Features: Four drawers on full-extension slides with hand carved and inset pulls, cupboards at each end with two adjustable shelves, and flush-inset doors hung on concealed hinges Call for pricing timing and shipping quote. 802-674-2224.


 

Trillium Chair. As if from the brush strokes of a Japanese calligrapher, the Trillium Chair is beauty and comfort created from simple graceful lines. This technically challenging and labor intensive design requires about forty-five hours of work per chair. The result of all this effort is a uniquely sculptural chair that is a wonderful marriage of form and function. Materials are Natural Cherry and Ebony. Dimensions: 38"H, 22"W, and 21" D. Call for pricing, timing, and shipping quote: 802-674-2224.. Photographed by Thomas Ames.


 

  Bound to Rock Coffee Table. Centuries of tumbling in the surf have given a near perfect symmetry to this granite beach rock, which has been the inspiration for this table. The arching wooden limbs bound and lashed to the rock create the illusion of the focal point being compressed. The combined elements of the piece give it a nautical feeling that expresses my affinity with the sea. The top is a circular 1/2" tempered glass with a polished beveled edge. This table can be made in an elliptical version, as well. Dimensions: 42" diameter, 15"-17" tall. Call for pricing, timing, and shipping quote: 802-674-2224.
 
Mario Messina Designer Craftsman

Modern furniture as a union of function and art.
Commissions welcomed.

PO Box 181, 28 River Street
Windsor, Vermont 05089
Phone 802-674-2224
Email mario.messina@valley.net

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