JOHN DEFARO - ART PROJECTS
HOME FURNISHINGS AND ACCESSORY DESIGN
In 1991 John approached his creative growth with affections for American Folk Art and American Intuitive (Rural intuitive/Outsider)
Art and Design. This passion and involvement also included looking to modern mid-century aesthetic.
Re-examining functional forms such as louvered window shutters he moved into the making of sculpture and assemblages and was soon a natural for the artist and designer to approach furniture design. Self-taught and uninhibited the results delivered a large collection of drawings that spoke to a fresh take on 18th century American federal design. The hundreds of drawings of home furnishings, textile designs, and home accessories were well received by the professional design and art direction team at Masco Home Furnishings.
In the Fall of 1993, The 95+ piece Home Furnishings Collection 'DeCristofaro The ART and SOUL of COUNTRY' by Lexington Home Brands was introduced to and for the retail furniture industry. The collection was produced from 1993 - 1997.
John's influence on the home furnishings design industries was fresh, profound and ongoing.
Read Artist Touch, SunSentinel August 19, 1994
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