Patrick Kana is a furniture designer born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Having been trained by traditional furniture makers, sculptors, and contemporary designers, both stateside and overseas, he creates furniture and objects that blends sculptural form with honest, traditional methods. Proficiency in both woodworking and metalworking open up possibilities to design and create pieces on both commission and speculation, allowing him to engage in a rich process of self-expression.
Patrick's work is centered around an exploration of form both natural and architectural, the finest local materials, and a respect for time-tested methods. This combination, when applied to each piece, is promised to last for generations.
Patrick graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2012 with Honors in Studio Art. He has studied under a multitude of designers and makers throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, embracing the richness of apprenticeships. He recently completed his MFA in Furniture Design at the acclaimed School for American Crafts at RIT, and is now Studio Technician and Adjunct Faculty at his alma mater in Geneva, NY.
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