Greg Brown: Bedford Bulletin, June 17, 2016

By | June 28, 2016

Greg Brown: Bedford BulletinBedford man works to perfect furniture-building craft

The Design Journal accepts nominations for awards across the spectrum of art and interior design. To win an award from the publication is considered a career milestone.
Bedford resident Greg Brown, who designs and makes high-end furniture, was won two of them.“It was a really nice honor,” he said.A chair made by Brown, the “Alden Rocker,” was honored by the journal’s Best of 2015 Products category. The chair will be on exhibit July 12 through 23 at the New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord and Sept. 10 through 25 at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth.His “Devil’s Embrace” tilt-top table was honored in the journal’s 2016 Awards for Design Excellence. The table was juried for the Contemporary Translations exhibit this summer at Canterbury Shaker Village.Brown, an accomplished self-employed cabinetmaker and carver, is a member of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association – an organization with rigorous requirements he had to comply with to become a juried member. At 33, he said, he’s a generation younger than many of its members.Brown, who never took art or shop classes in high school, is enjoying a successful career in a field that he didn’t seek out. After his mother’s boyfriend found him a job on a carpentry crew, Brown befriended a shop owner and one opportunity led to another.

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