STL TV features Gallery 210’s ‘Simply Different’ exhibition
“Most furniture today is designed to be disposable, not sustainable,” said Voss, who noted that his furniture is different for its ability to be repaired.
Voss hand-selects each piece of hardwood, paying attention to moments of interest in the wood, such as knots and grain pattern, allowing those simple but beautiful details to speak in his pieces. Additionally, he practices traditional furniture building methods from dove tailing to mortise-and-tenon joints and the use of hide glue.
“When I look at Peter’s work, he definitely does address a very restrained mid-century look,” said Suhre, who teaches History of Modern Design at UMSL. “But if you look closer, you’ll see elements of arts and crafts, you’ll see elements of French Moderne and designer [Amigo Jacques].”
Voss’ is not the first furniture to be featured at Gallery 210, but Suhre noted how perfectly his work fits in with the gallery’s program focusing on contemporary design in St. Louis.
“Simply Different: The Furniture of Peter Voss” will be on display through March 17 at Gallery 210.
To see the full segment on STL TV’s City Corner, click here or on the video below.
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