Small Chokecherry Couch with Custom Fabric Upholstered Cushions
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Tony Panarisi’s unique approach to woodwork allows his pieces to stand alone from the rest. The “Couch” or “Settee” is made from chokecherry and fine leather upholstery.
Tony was born in Burbank, CA to a family that worked in the film industry. By age 19 he was building movie sets at Warner Brothers, MGM, and Universal Studios. He learned cabinetmaking by building sets for Westerns, outer-space movies, and even the presidential oval office. In 1981 he moved to Jackson Hole, WY where he did general carpentry, log homes, and lodgepole furniture for 29 years. He owes a lot of his knowledge and experience to his dad, who was also a cabinetmaker. Building in a variety of styles, Tony’s attraction seemed to gravitate to the style of Arts and Crafts, like Stickley, Green and Greene, and Limbert. Tony now lives with his wife on a ranch in Thayne, WY. He calls his line of furniture, National Park Inspirations.