Ted Scherrer

My hand-crafted furniture is inspired by the American Arts and Crafts movement. In response to the superficial decor of the Victorian Age, this turn of the century movement sought to establish a new aesthetic based on the beauty of natural materials combined with handcraft to produce designs of simple lines and high integrity.

Durability is an Arts and Crafts theme. This furniture is built to last. Arts and Crafts is not a passing fashion but a timeless creation. My pieces are meant to be heirlooms. Exposed mortise and tenons and doweling demonstrates structural integrity; the joinery in fact becomes the decoration. Arts and Crafts is much more than a style, it represents a fundamental design reform and is a reflection of a historical ideology.