Thomas Huang: Furniture Lecture Series

March 26, 2008 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco campusInfo: 415.505.8990

Thomas Huang regards furniture pieces as dimensional, cultural artifacts that engage their audiences by developing human relationships and interactions, influencing both intimacy and behavior. In today's world, he says, global "cross-culturalization" places us all in a situation of negotiation and resolution. "This condition is reflected in my work as the reconciliation of dissimilar materials within the language of furniture—a language that celebrates physical sensuality, emotional sentiment, and visual harmony. My work enables intimacy and is implicitly global."

Huang is an assistant professor of industrial design at the University of Kansas. In 2007 he was named one of 15 Searchlight Artists—emerging artists to watch—by the American Craft Council. He holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.