About Kevin Rodel Designs
Kevin Rodel has been building and designing fine custom furniture for over 30 years. Along with co-author Jonathan Binzen, they wrote the award winning book, Arts & Crafts Furniture; from Classic to Contemporary. This book earned a coveted OAT Award from the American Library Association in 2004 as an outstanding academic title in Arts And Architecture. He also writes articles for Fine Woodworking magazine and is a regular instructor at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine.
His designs draw deeply from the masters of the International Arts & Crafts Movement as well as traditional Asian furniture design and architectural forms. He works on a commission-only basis and takes personal responsibility for every step of a project; from wood selection and layout to the final finish. Kevin provides customized furniture design services to architects, interior designers and contractors. His studio also handles large projects through a controlled collaboration with other fine craftspeople.
Kevin strongly encourages new design work that draws inspiration from past masters of furniture design but, at the same time, is contemporary and meaningful to our present lifestyles and environment. All of his lumber sources conform to FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification guidelines, standard finishes are either a non-V.O.C. emitting pure linseed oil or pure shellac.