Thursday, June 07, 2007

Shaker Design at the Shelburne this Summer

If you're planning a trip to Vermont this summer, be sure to put the Shelburne Museum on your list. They're mounting a major exhibition of Shaker and Shaker-inspired work that opens next week.

Out of This World: Shaker Design Past, Present, and Future
features furniture and other work ranging from early Shaker to George Nakashima to contemporary Scandinavian design.

If you ever had a doubt that Shaker design is highly modern, this exhibition should cure you!

The show runs from June 16 - October 28.

To see Shaker-influenced work at Greenjeans, check out our Shaker peg boards and dovetailed wooden totes by David Emerson, dovetailed jewelry boxes by Bill Summers, handmade brooms by students of Berea College, and Brian Braskie's Shaker chairs.

Alternative and duly disqualified titles:
What's Shak(er)in'?
Shake it up this Summer
Get your Shake(r) On
Summer Shake(r) Down

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