Rockin’ It

Harold Greene

“My guiding principal as a furniture maker has always been to make objects that are both useful and beautiful,” shares woodworker Harold Greene of San Pedro.

When he began his business more than 40 years ago, he was inspired by the work of Charles and Ray Eames, George Nakashima, Sam Maloof, Gerald McCabe and James Krenov.

“The works are different from each other’s in design and method, but what they have in common is an unmistakable honest simplicity.”

Harold’s rocker (shown here) is made of zebrawood cut into narrow “staves” and glued together to form a barrel-like curve that is comfortable against the sitter’s back. The runners are walnut cut into thin strips and laminated to form the curve. The seat is a solid piece of zebra fitted into the walnut sides with a sliding dovetail.

Harold’s work will be on display at Contemporary Crafts Market in Pasadena, June 5–7. craftsource.org


About the Artist:

Harold began making furniture in 1974. He recently designed the seating for the Ralph J. Scott fireboat museum plaza in San Pedro as part of the LA Waterfront project. He’s also a musician and has been making musical instruments, primarily electric basses, for many years. For more of Harold’s fine work, visit antiquesofthefuture.net.

 

 

 

More Stories
Social Scene

An Evening with Barbarino Surgical Arts

Barbarino Surgical Arts hosted their first open house event on May 8th to introduce their practice and AAAHC Medicare accredited sugery center to the community. A percentage of the proceeds raised that night were donated to Rainbow Services which is an organization that helps support victims of domestic violence.

People

Just Getting Started

In 2016 Southbay magazine and its parent company,
Moon Tide Media, celebrate their 10-year anniversary.
What began as a single-title magazine company a
decade ago is today a wide and growing network of
media brands and a full-service agency that is a national leader in the burgeoning content marketing category. As they enter their second decade, I sat down with Moon Tide’s leadership team to hear about how they got started and to learn a little about what they have planned for the years to come.

Social Scene

White Light White Night 2016

Walk With Sally's 10th annual White Light White Night gala was a night to remember, featuring a live musical performance by The Spazmatics, the decadent “Taste of the Los Angeles” with samplings from local restaurants, silent and live auctions and special signature cocktails and wine. Funds raised from the evening will go towards providing free-of-charge mentoring […]

Processing...
Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.
JOIN THE SOUTHBAY COMMUNITY
ErrorHere