Alan Powell

Alan Powell Design

"Whether it is in furniture or architectural design, I strive to achieve simplicity and directness of vision by peeling back layers to obtain a pure form."

Alan references geometry and proportional relationships in architecture to help direct his design decisions. Currently, he is researching geology to better see what lies within the earth. These stories from both the earth and architecture always been part of his work.

Responding to color, texture, and grain and utilizing specific Chinese joinery techniques, Alan Powell has created generational pieces of furniture. No solutions are ignored, but his relied-upon methods often go back to the English Arts and Crafts Movement. Quality of fabrication and crispness of detail are his foremost concern.

Beginning in antique restoration, Alan Powell then began operating his design studio in 1981 and continues today. Extensive workshops and a summer program with Ian Kirby Studio gave guidance to his early work, while working closely with architectural firms and interior designers gave more depth to his designs. Alan Powell's most influential moments are through travel and extensive study.

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Maple Console
Wood Console Table

by Alan Powell
$ 2,700
Maple End Table Pair
Wood Side Tables

by Alan Powell
$ 1,800
Walnut Console
Wood Console Table

by Alan Powell
$ 3,000
Eyes
Wood Console Table

by Alan Powell
$ 2,900
Wishbone Console
Wood Console Table

by Alan Powell
$ 6,000
Walnut End Table
Wood Side Table

by Alan Powell
$ 1,140
Walnut Bench
Wood Bench

by Alan Powell
$ 3,920
Joined
Wood Coffee Table

by Alan Powell
$ 3,600
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Taos Fall Arts, Living Master's Exhibit, Taos, NM, Taos Convention Center, 2009
Santa Fe Design Week, Santa Fe, NM, Santa Fe Railyard Design Center, 2006
Chair Show 3, Southern Highlands Craft Guild, Musem Tour, Various Locations, 2000
Niche Awards Show, Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Convention Center, 2000
Art in City Hall Project, Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia City Hall, 1996