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Kevin Irvin is an internationally renown furniture designer renown creating tables and cabinets. Irvin attended the University of Southern Indiana where he earned a bachelor of science degree. Irvin went on to earn a M.F.A. from Arizona State University.

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Irvin is based out of Phoenix, Arizona.

In this clip Irvin talks about creating work for a slowing economy:

Irvin’s work can be found at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

Below a link to the website of the artist:


The artist also creates Christmas ornaments and storage boxes. The storage boxes often have an eye catching geometric design. These works remind me of the boxes of the First Nations of Canada.

Kevin Irvin’s furniture is a great mixture of art and functionality. Another artist who did this is the great contemporary artist Pedro Friedeberg who creates tables and chairs that are incorporate the human hand.

Irvin’s work is a great example of contemporary furniture design. The basic rectangle shape, a shape that was often a large rectangle with basic wood or faux wood design, is now transformed into many boxes each with an interesting abstract pattern of shapes.