Press AttentionArt & Crafts: Scenes from CraftBoston
2011-03-29apartment therapy, saving the world one room at a time, comes to CRAFTBOSTON!North Bennet Street Benefit Show Full of Surprises
2010-03-24Very nice coverage of Gallery NAGA's For North Bennet Street show. Perhaps I am biased: "Of all the pieces in the show, my favorite is Bart Niswonger's Green Cabinet"Gallery NAGA Exhibit For North Bennet Street School
2010-03-13A good story about the benefit show For North Bennet Street put on by Gallery NAGA.Designer Intelligence at ICFF
2008-05-29Craftsman shows flair at fair
2008-05-25(page C2)This very nice profile by Holyoke reporter Ken Ross of the Springfield Republican focuses on my participation in this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair in Manhattan.Vintage Ascendant
2008-05-22(page D4)I am very pleased that The New York Times selected my "Striped Cabinet on Stand" as one of the pieces to represent this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair.icff pre-show coverage: studio cochineal
2008-05-09I am thrilled that the folks at design*sponge featured my work in their lead up to ICFF.Design is Everywhere
2008-05-01The ezine designcommotion.com selected Studio Cochineal's "sexy dimpled cabinet" to represent the offerings at ICFF this year.Currently Showing
2008-03-29The Furniture Society selected our Long Cabinet to represent the CRAFTBOSTON 2008 show.MCLA Gallery 51: Handmade a Look at Contemporary Crafts
2008-02-10A nice review of the MCLA Gallery 51 Show: "Bart Niswonger has the potential to be a star in the field of studio furniture.""Handmade" Crafts shown at Gallery 51
2008-02-07Coverage in the Mass College of Liberal Arts student newspaper of the Gallery 51 show - complete with a picture of yours truly.Show Stoppers: Seeing Red
2005-10-01(page 8)"Schlerman and Niswonger bring an unparalleled point of view to their studio furniture, and Paradise City is honored to welcome them as new exhibitors."Upcoming Events
2005-10-01(page 56)We are pleased that AmericanStyle chose to use our image to announce the Paradise City Arts Festival.Currently Showing
"An inspired collaboration between an experienced woodworker and an emerging furniture artist, Studio Cochineal creates functional contemporary furniture pieces integrating color, texture, and geometry."
Our Blanket Chest on stand was chosen to represent the Paradise City Arts Festival on the Furniture Society website. This quote comes from the writeup on the listing page.Furniture Society conference: Cali-style - MFA or not?
Of all the panels at the Furniture Society's annual conference, Woodshop News chose to report on two. The first was MFA of not? which Bart Niswonger proposed and moderated. "One of the liveliest panel discussions, ... For nearly two hours the merits of obtaining a masters of fine arts were debated".
In the world of studio furniture, there is a schism between those producing "art" in a furniture form and those artfully producing furniture. The former group can be (overly generally) identified by their MFAs, the latter group by their lack of such formal education. This panel explored the pros and cons from the perspective of a young furniture maker interested in whether school was worth the cost.
Press ReleasesFurniture Maker Finds Success And Acclaim With Unique Designs
HOLYOKE, MA, March 17, 2008 – In 2002, Bart Niswonger left his prestigious graduate program and a promising career in computer science to pursue his passion for making fine furniture. After only four years in business, Niswonger is finding success and critical acclaim with his awardwinning colorful and distinctive furniture, which he designs and builds in the Pioneer Valley. Niswonger, a native of Williamsburg and an Easthampton resident, has found clients and interior decorators welcoming of his unique aesthetic, having garnered commissions from Boston to New York, and in between.
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