In just under a decade, Carol Egan began developing a line of sculptural furniture with an emphasis on the contoured desires of the present day which brought her work to international acclaim and established her practice throughout America, Europe and the United Kingdom. What began with a simple shelf, quickly moved to walls and freestanding consoles, chairs, benches, coffee tables and mirrors.
These carefully crafted works are produced using 3-D modeling software and then meticulously carved and hand finished with a modernist twist of refined distinction. Egan’s innovative use of materials reveals exotic forms of doubling, mirroring, shadow, luxury concealments and inspired revelations of insight, meaning, and composite texture. Throughout this period, Egan restores an indispensable craft to the furniture making process, which consistently draws on unique modernist forms and conceptual structures, exposing an exceptional grace to the minimalist sensibilities existing at the fore of contemporary furniture design. Egan is known for exploring material forms that are typically hard, heavy and rigid, proxied with light, playful and curvaceous obsession. She has generated a rigor towards minimalism, accentuating the purity of natural materials working alongside today’s digital technologies.
“Carol Egan's furniture designs reveal a deep understanding of craftsmanship, technology and materiality, gleaned from years surrounding herself with the finest collectible design objects for her exquisite interior design projects.”