Tom Stangeland

Tom Stangeland
Seattle, WA

I enjoy combining beautiful materials and experimenting with pattern and form, exploring the balance between function and design. I have always had a strong desire to make things. I started when I was a little boy, building airplanes and flying them with my friends. I was twenty when I began to work in a woodshop. Getting paid to work in a shop? It was like an extraordinary dream. I learned much of my craft under the tutelage of Emmett Day whose work and craftsmanship remain an inspiration. I have also been influenced by such craftsman as Ruhlman, Saarinen and others who saw the... more

Meridian Table