DAVID ORTH is known for new approaches to furniture borrowed from the boatbuilding world, and unique combinations of wood and metal. He has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and since 2005 at MASW. Commissioned work is seen coast to coast in homes, Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, synagogues, churches, and universities. David’s craft skills are bundled with a broad knowledge of science, philosophy and art. He believes that a life of craft deepens our humanity and connects us to nature and other cultures. Author James A. Mangum describes Orth’s work as “primal, ethereal, lyrical”. Several times a year David leads trips through Japan with a focus on craft and architecture – traditional and modern.