Sam Maloof is a highly respected American furniture maker who's designed and built some of the most gorgeous furniture we've ever seen. Maloof's array of work reads like a story, as each piece builds on his preceding pieces. His work has been referred to as an evolution of his own style where the products become more refined with each “generation.” Maloof's production level may have something to do with his style's maturation. Since he began, Maloof has been carving his furniture by hand, avoiding mass production. We reminisce back to the days of design school when we still made our models with sandpaper, wood, and a lot of primer. Back then, we were practically eating and breathing our forms. Is that intimate relationship between the designer and the product missing in today’s professional world? For Maloof, it definitely isn't. We're going to try to keep it that way for ourselves too.
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