Goodwin Company wood is used in some of the country’s most esteemed museums. A previous blog highlighted the exterior vertical clear heart cypress we handcrafted for acclaimed Menil Museum in Houston, Texas. The National Park Service utilized our river-recovered® heart pine flooring for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Goodwin’s wood will also be used later in the year for the Key West Museum restoration.
Although furniture is not really our specialty, did you know Goodwin wood has been used to create museum furniture as well? We wanted to share with you some beautiful images from Tom Shiner, AIA, IDSA of Museum and Library Furniture LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. Tom fell in love with our heart cypress and produced these two extraordinary pieces.
This first is the Mark Twain bench (originally designed for the Mark Twain Museum in Hartford). The second is The Museum Stool, a simple stacking stool design used in dozens of museums, the Monticello and the White House for educational programs. Both were on display at NeoCon (the world’s largest commercial contract trade show) in June.
Special thank you to Tom for creating these magnificent showpieces and for actively promoting Heart Cypress!