Philadelphia artist Don Miller is a furniture designer and
maker who creates functional furnishings using linear elements that define the
forms. Miller's furniture typically features rectilinear, curvilinear, or
ice-ray patterns that are interpretations of Asian-inspired design. Whether the
wood patterns are an open gridded framework, radial stripes, or serial curves,
each embodies a geometric vocabulary.
Miller often uses bentwood techniques—wetting the wood then
bending it—to create his desired curved shapes. Once dried, the wood retains
its form. Miller's high-level of craftsmanship coupled by his minimalist
aesthetic achieve a Mondrian-like spirit of simplicity.