Castle, Wendell

Castle, Wendell

(1932–  ) furniture maker; born in Emporia, Kans. With a 1961 M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Kansas, he developed a method of laminating wood to make organic-shaped furniture. In 1970 he started a production line to make limited editions of his designs, and went on to explore more traditional styles using exotic woods and pieces with illusionistic carvings. He established the Wendell Castle Workshop in 1980.
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