Meet us in Unionville for a visit to the showroom, studio, and home of expert cabinetmaker Doug Mooberry, founder of Kinloch Woodworking. As Mooberry explains, “cabinetmaker” is an 18th-century English term for a craftsman who makes any type of furniture by hand. He and his staff are nationally known for their custom furniture, with a vast inventory of products ranging from hideaway desks to garden gates to innumerable styles of chairs. With restoration making up about 20 percent of their work, the rest of the studio’s time is dedicated to creating new pieces of furniture, which span in size from smaller items such as stools or accessories to larger pieces like beds and cabinets. Inspiration for designs come from a variety of places, such as the collections at Winterthur, the Wharton Esherick house in Malvern, and many other museums. Mooberry and his cabinetmakers work collaboratively, their collective knowledge informing a style that often blends classic designs with elements of the modern.
Enjoy a self-guided tour through the Kinloch furniture showroom, learn about the history and evolution of the studio, and hear from the cabinetmakers themselves as we are led through the two-story workshop for a first-hand look at production. After the tour, consider an optional extension to the nearby home of Doug and Pat Mooberry to see their own furniture collection and the barn where the studio stores its “library” of wood.
2 AIA LU credits will be available for this lecture. Please bring your AIA membership number in order to fill out the necessary paperwork.
Advanced registration is required.