Q&As With 3 Furniture Design Stars – Wall Street Journal

Christopher Kurtz

Kingston, New York

Among the creative community of New York’s Hudson Valley, where he’s based, Christopher Kurtz is considered something of a woodworking shaman. The 40-year-old artist and designer has crafted hundreds of pieces by hand, from Shaker-simple armchairs to a nine-legged table to basswood sculptures with limbs sanded knitting-needle thin. Kurtz spent six years assisting the artist Martin Puryear—whose practice is rooted in traditional craftsmanship—before setting up his own studio in…


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