Timothy Philbrick began his furniture career by becoming an apprentice after graduating high school. He worked for over four years with John C. Northup Jr., restoring and reproducing traditional 18th century furniture in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. With this training, he enrolled as a graduate student at Boston University in 1975, studying the history of furniture with John Kirk in the American Studies Department, and design with Jere Osgood and Alphonse Mattia in the newly formed program in Artisansry. Since graduating in 1978 with a certificate of mastery, he has successfully run his own studio in Narragansett, Rhode Island, designing and making his own furniture.
His work has been shown in numerous publications, books and galleries. Philbrick’s furniture has been featured in many museum shows and is included in the permanent collections of several major art museums. His work has garnered state and national design fellowships and other awards.
“Tim’s pieces are known for their sense of proportion, the luxuriousness of their design and a level of craftsmanship which shows a true understanding of his materials.”
Peter Joseph, forward:
Timothy Philbrick – New Furniture Peter Joseph Gallery 1992