Materials: New + Reclaimed, Furniture by Tony Zinn
Iowa Artisans Gallery hosts Materials: New + Reclaimed, Tony Zinn Furniture, through September 27, 2015. Tony Zinn is an Iowa City native who merges his training and experience in the kitchens of Chicago-based restaurants with his fascination for woodworking and repurposed materials.
His furniture incorporates new and reclaimed woods along with found items such as glass, slate, and metal. These textures and patterns are key players in his modern, contemporary and mid-century furniture designs. Zinn respects the concept of each piece of wood having the possibility of more than one life and function. This drives him to combine repurposed woods with new materials. In doing so, his highly functional pieces of contemporary furniture contain a conscience-driven "green" element.
Zinn’s exhibit consists of several pieces of wood furniture, including benches, tables and other items. He has supplied tables and accessories for the Chicago area restaurant community as well as for local clients. A recent commission included a communion table for Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Now based in the Iowa City area, Tony Zinn undertakes commission and special orders and participated in the Parade of Homes. See a short video of Tony Zinn on Vimeo.
Iowa Artisans Gallery was established by artists in 1984, features work by American artists and specializes in work by Midwestern artists.
Daily hours are Monday through Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-5:30pm and Sunday 12-4pm. Open Thursdays til 7pm. For more information, including what other pieces we might have in stock, please email or contact the Gallery at 319-351-8686.