about

A true craftsman, David Hurwitz designs and builds contemporary furniture pieces, one at a time at his studio in Vermont, using hand carving along with traditional methods of furniture construction and joinery. His work has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums, and is in public and private collections throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada and Europe. Most of David’s furniture is made to order, with custom designs being one of his specialties. He also builds pieces that are available for sale through this website, as well as at fine craft and furniture shows that he exhibits at. Each piece is made using the highest quality materials available, with meticulous attention to detail. When purchasing a David Hurwitz original, you acquire a work of superior craftsmanship, designed and built to last many generations.

David has been doing woodworking since the age of six, and has been a professional woodworker since 1988. He has a BFA (1992) in woodworking and furniture design from the School for American Craftsmen at Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, New York. He also did a two-year independent study in sculpture while at RIT, and also studied mechanical engineering for two years. David has been a self-employed furniture maker since 1993. His home and studio are located in Randolph, Vermont, USA.

David’s work has been featured recently in 500 Tables, by Lark Books, Fine Woodworking Design Book Eight , Fine Woodworking magazine, Ocean Home magazine, Design New England, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Providence Sunday Journal, the Palm Beach Post, The Arizona Republic, and many other national and regional publications.

David has been the recipient of several awards and honors. In 2007, he won the “Best in Show” award at the annual Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival in Woodstock, Vermont. He has won eight different design awards for his work, at the  Annual Vermont Fine Furniture & Wood Products Design Competitions, in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.  In 2003, he won the “Member’s Choice Award” and “Judges’ Second Prize Award” in the show “Around The Looking Glass: an exhibition of framed mirrors” at The Wharton Esherick Museum in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

Thanks to Sustainable Forest Futures for providing a matching grant that covered half of the cost of setting up this blog.

All work shown is Copyright 1989 – 2015, David Hurwitz, all rights reserved.