Reminiscences of John Dunnigan 1988

 

Name
Dunnigan, John, 1950- (Interviewee)
Polsky, Richard M (Interviewer)
Title
Reminiscences of John Dunnigan 1988
Abstract
Childhood in Providence, Rhode Island; Catholic upbringing; education; studies at Rhode Island School of Design; construction, factory jobs; training as cabinet-maker; parents' attitudes toward work; restoration carpentry; work with Swedish boat-building company and impact on style; opening of first shop, 1970; instruction from Tage Frid; work with students at the Rhode Island School of Design; ori ginal interest in classical forms, later use of plastics, upholstery; work for shows, private individuals.
Collection Name
American craftspeople project
Subjects
Woodworkers; Cabinetmakers; Woodwork; Upholstery; Plastic furniture; Cabinetwork; Dunnigan, John, 1950-; Rhode Island School of Design
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1988
Note (Biographical)
Woodworker.
Note
Interviewed by Richard M. Polsky on August 16, 1988.
Note (Provenance)
John Dunnigan, Gift 1989
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13634689
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-n2t8-4688
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.