What Sets This Furniture Designer Apart —
Earl Nesbitt combines his original designs with the highest quality materials and the finest craftsmanship to create custom furniture in the form of functional sculpture. He classically trained in a one year award-winning apprenticeship with a master furniture maker in 1989 to 1990. That early experience as well as the rich history of furniture making in the New Hope area, including George Nakashima and others, contributes to Earl's work as a furniture designer as he showcases the beauty of natural wood.
After his apprenticeship, Earl worked as a furniture maker for two high-end cabinetry/furniture shops. His work from that time included a wide variety of custom furniture items: from Park Avenue penthouse suite renovations; to pews at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.; as well as many private and commercial projects. During this period Earl was also designing and building his own custom furniture. In 1995 he opened his own studio. His furniture has been shown in galleries around the country and can be found in a wide variety of locations, from contemporary homes and businesses to western-style haciendas.
As a furniture maker and furniture designer, Earl's style is defined by his use of large slabs and rare highly figured woods combined with clean, elegant lines and an eye for detail. His furniture displays solid wood so that its subtleties can be enjoyed: the way the grain moves through a sculpted piece or the feel of a tabletop or a shaped edge. Throughout his career Earl has worked with many different clients on many different styles — from contemporary, to Art Deco, to western-style pieces.
Click here to see several contemporary furniture designs by Earl that are ready to be shipped now.
As a furniture designer he also enjoys the process of collaborating with a client on a piece of custom furniture. Call or email for a quote.
Upcoming Events/Shows/Juried Exhibits —
Palm Beach Contemporary, March 10-12, 2017, Expo Center, South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach, FL
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Scottsdale, January 14-22, 2017, Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ
Past Events/Shows/Juried Exhibits —
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Las Vegas 2016
Fort Worth Show of Antiques and Art 2016
Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Scottsdale 2016
One Of A Kind Show And Sale Chicago 2015
Objects of Art Santa Fe Show 2015
New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair 2015
One Of A Kind Show And Sale Chicago 2014
Western Design Conference Jackson Wyoming 2014
Objects Of Art Santa Fe New Mexico 2014
Weems International Artfest Albuquerque 2014
Albuquerque Home Expo New Mexico 2014
Architectural Digest Home Design Show NYC 2013
Scottsdale Art Festival Arizona 2013
Santa Fe Show Objects Of Art New Mexico 2013
Weems International Artfest Albuquerque 2013
One Of A Kind Show And Sale Chicago 2013
Dwell On Design LA 2012
American Craft Council Show San Francisco 2012
One Of A Kind Show And Sale Chicago 2012
Weems International Artfest Albuquerque 2012
Santa Fe Show Objects Of Art New Mexico 2012
Santa Fe Fiestas New Mexico 2012
Architectural Digest Home Design Show NYC 2012
Western Design Conference Jackson Hole 2011
One Of A Kind Show And Sale Chicago 2011
American Craft Council Show Baltimore 2011
Awards Received —
2015 — Best In Wood, New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 — Best of Houzz, Customer Satisfaction Award
2013, 2012 — Award of Excellence, Weems International Artfest
2012 — Santa Fe Arts Commission, "The Portal"
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Give Earl a call at 505-592-9265 for a quote on your next piece of custom furniture