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John Nalevanko

"I pride myself in creating designs that are original, timeless, and have a direct connection to the purity of American furniture design roots. This is reflected in the use of American woods and an architectural language of honesty, simplicity, and durability. "

John Nalevanko is an award-winning architect, furniture designer and artist with over three decades of cutting-edge design experience. He is driven by an undiminished passion for quality design, a love of materials and the building process, and a childhood link to woodworking.

With his detailed knowledge of materials and technique, a long history of designing furniture, and the development of a mature, distinctive, and refined design language, Nalevanko works quickly from concept to construction documents. He then works closely with a carefully selected master-woodworker on each piece.

Although his love of wood and woodworking started as a child working with his master carpenter father, Nalevanko graduated from California State Polytechnic University in architecture. For over thirty years, he has had a private practice designing cutting edge architecture, while maintaining and developing his passion for furniture design.

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
AIA/San Diego Chapter Design Awards, San Diego, San Diego, 1987
Art And The Familiar Object, Los Angeles, Gallery at the Plaza, 1984
Origin and Innovations, San Diego, Imperial Bank Building, 1984
Focus, Los Angeles, Pacific Design Center, 1986
Design In Wood, Del Mar, San Diego Fair, 2011