Jared Rusten has a small furniture-making studio in San Jose, and will be showing some of his chairs at Design Within Reach in the Fillmore on February 10th. Some of his most recent chairs are made of salvaged California claro walnut and maple.
Rusten's craftsmanship - delicate joinery and smooth finishes - and the high-contrast and innovative design of his pieces is what really makes them stand out. I really appreciate seeing contemporary woodworkers stretching their abilities with such original and innovative shapes; if you're in the city, do try to stop by DWR on February 10 and see his work.
Jared Rusten Furniture
428 W. Julian St.
San Jose, CA 95110