Paul Freundt

Form = Essence

The search for pure form is a passion for me. By that, I mean the distillation of discovered form into it’s minimal essence -what can and cannot be taken away without destroying the integrity of the form. I have sought to carry this philosophy, developed in my earlier career as a sculptor, over into furniture making. Sculptural presence, although important, must not override the functional requirements of the piece. Currently, I am studying the expression of form in both ancient and primitive cultures, abstracting those elements which I find adaptable to furniture design. While primarily a metal worker, I am presently interested in the occasional use of stone and wood.