The exhibition 'Garry Knox Bennett: Call Me Chairmaker' is sponsored by Microsoft Corporation and features 52 one-of-a-kind sculptural chairs created by Garry Knox Bennett, one of the foremost contemporary studio furniture makers in America. Inspired by well-known furniture designers and architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, George Nakashima and Gerrit Rietveld, Bennett's wit and imagination come to life with such chairs as the 'Great Granny Rietveld' and 'Wiggle Wright.' By using bold new forms and constantly expanding traditional boundaries, Bennett makes furniture a form of art. Each chair incorporates precious materials such as rosewood and yellow satinwood with unconventional materials including plywood, aluminum, brass, plastic and paint.
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