Daniel Funk

BFA Crafts 2001
The University of the Arts,
Philadelphia, PA
My experiences have serendipitously prepared me for the precision of furniture construction. Interested from an early age in the physical curiosities of the world, I gradually found myself scrutinizing the basic shapes from which familiar objects are created. Exploring possibilities through drawing, I grew dissatisfied with the limitation of the picture plane. So, in college I studied sculpture, metalsmithing, and the value of craftsmanship. I enjoyed implying functions to forms vaguely associated with familiar objects. Eventually, due to a logical progression of philosophy, I realized the elegant relationship between form and actual function.
In 2004, I moved to Virginia with my irresistible lady, Noelle, and secured a position with a local woodshop. I figured my hands wouldn’t know the difference between metal and wood. Since then, I have been voraciously amassing technique and information on the subject.

Dan_FunkBFA Crafts 2001
The University of the Arts,
Philadelphia, PA

My experiences have serendipitously prepared me for the precision of furniture construction. Interested from an early age in the physical curiosities of the world, I gradually found myself scrutinizing the basic shapes from which familiar objects are created. Exploring possibilities through drawing, I grew dissatisfied with the limitation of the picture plane. So, in college I studied sculpture, metal smithing, and the value of craftsmanship. I enjoyed implying functions to forms vaguely associated with familiar objects. Eventually, due to a logical progression of philosophy, I realized the elegant relationship between form and actual function.

In 2004, I moved to Virginia with my irresistible lady, Noelle, and secured a position with a local wood shop. I have been practicing antique restoration, furniture design and construction ever since.

I can be reached at:

Dan – dan@funkbrothersfurniture.com

Phone: 434-293-9562

Mailing Address:
1304 E. Market St., Suite C
Charlottesville, VA 22902