Artful Home highlights Dumke's signature blend of fine craftsmanship and meticulous detailing, in an elegant statement-making console in fall catalog.
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin September 20, 2017
Thomas William Furniture, renowned for exquisitely handcrafted, solid wood furniture, introduces its signature blend of fine craftsmanship and meticulous detailing, in an elegant statement-making console, the Foyer Sideboard. This piece exhibits the timelessness, handcraftsmanship and detail that imbue all of Dumke’s designs. Working with a straightforward mix of cherry, birch and wenge wood, Dumke has created a transitional piece with a harmonious balance of texture and proportion. His design vision combines a deep appreciation for materials and craftsmanship, a rare passion for history, and thoughtful, traditional with modern flare executions.
“The Foyer Sideboard is my signature piece for the Thomas William Furniture Collection and my favorite piece to make. It is technically challenging with all the complex joinery” Dumke said. Dumke’s designs are transitional in form and spirit; appealing on an intellectual as well as an emotional level, processed by facilitating and encouraging personalized variations on these themes. The Foyer Sideboard shelves and insets are of flame birch add shimmering contrast to the piece's cherry wood frame, balanced by accents of rich wenge wood. Three maple and cedar dovetailed drawers; two side doors with shelves inside, metal pulls and lacquered finish. Artful Home highlighted Dumke's Foyer Sideboard in their fall catalog. Part art gallery, part art fair, part online marketplace, Madison, Wisconsin's Artful Home is all of these things and more. Artful Home has a breadth of high-quality art, which is nearly impossible to find anywhere else. Dedicated to offering the most exceptional and beautiful works of fine art, craft, and design for the home. They are equally committed to supporting the livelihoods of the celebrated North American artists who create this work.
Tom handcrafts solid wood furniture that is Shaker inspired and is traditional with a modern flare. The clean line of the Shaker form inspires the design, creating pieces sized proportionally for today's needs. The Shakers have had a profound influence on Tom's work: their clean unadorned simplicity, functionalism and craftsmanship. He also is influenced with a deep respect for the furniture craftsmen of the 17th and 18th centuries. Their knowledge of form, balance, joinery and of wood movement is evident in the pieces of fine furniture that still exist today. Thomas William Furniture is based out of Southeastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee metropolitan area.
Name: Linda Dumke
Title: Business Manager