Bespoke Furniture Panel

John ListonDesigner, Engineer, Fabricator

A creator of functional art objects, John Liston is a furniture designer from San Francisco. His signature line debuted at the American Craft Council Show in 2012, winning the Award of Excellence. Since then, he’s shown at the Architectural Digest Design Show, Dwell on Design, ICFF, and WestEdge. 

Leah K.S. AmickMultidisciplinary designer, maker, entrepreneur

Leah K.S. Amick is a Portland-based multidisciplinary designer specializing in locally made, thought-provoking furniture and lighting. Her original pieces feature an understated aesthetic and emphasize Nordic influences through clean lines, high quality materials, and a focus on function.

Justin NelsonDesigner, Woodworker, Craftsman

Justin Nelson is a designer and craftsman of high-end, small-batch modern furniture. A former Marine Officer and a self-taught woodworker, he founded Fernweh Woodworking in 2015. The company’s signature works of seamless joinery have won awards at the Oregon IIDA Design Excellence Awards. 

Doug Wagner

Doug Wagner is the founder and owner of MODERNFAB, a design + fabrication studio in Bend, Oregon. Steel is the main ingredient for most projects while mixing other materials. Experiences that range into several areas of art, design, furniture and architecture.

Panel: Embracing Permanence – Bespoke Furniture Design

Friday October 25 | 1:30 pm | 90 Minutes | Trinity Episcopal Church – St. Helens Hall

We live in an age of fast furniture where virtually everything we touch is disposable. We’ve invited four regional furniture designers to explore an alternative: unique, heirloom-quality pieces designed and built with great care. Why should we invest in furniture that will last generations? What role does furniture play in our lives, economy, and environment? Join John Liston, Leah K.S. Amick, Justin Nelson and Doug Wagner for our panel discussion.

Moderated by Martha Murray, Martha Murray Design

Martha is an interior designer. She is passionate about giving her clients beautiful, livable living spaces that offer something unique. She always has her eye on ways to mitigate the waste that is inherently part of her industry.