Wharton Escherick – Spiral Library Ladder

Artist Name:  Wharton Escherick Title:  Spiral Library Ladder Details:  The first was made in 1966 out of walnut.  Several more were made in walnut and cherry, left- and right-handed. Why It's Notable: Jonathan Fairbanks, an authority of American furniture design described it as "one of the great masterpieces of American furniture, perhaps the most wonderful work … Continue reading Wharton Escherick – Spiral Library Ladder

New Quote Added to “Quotables”

I am reading Wharton Escherick: The Journey of a Creative Mind, written by Mansfield Bascom.  It's a fascinating book, exploring Wharton's background and how he evolved as an artist. This quote, from page 232, speaks to the difficulty of making sculptural furniture. Almost yearly, some furniture manufacturer would seek a design that could be mass-produced, … Continue reading New Quote Added to “Quotables”