Garry Knox Bennett

Garry Knox Bennett (b. 1934 in Alameda, CA) is a furniture maker who works in Oakland, CA. He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts (currently California College of the Arts) where he learned to paint and sculpt. In the 1960s, he used the skills he learned to found a metal plating business, specializing in handmade jewelry.

In the 1970s he began making clocks which expanded into furniture design. He is most well known for his chairs and use of conventional woods and materials such as plywood, aluminum, steel, and plastics. Bennett’s work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Arts and Design, de Young Museum, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Montreal Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California, Racine Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2001, he had a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

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