Display cabinet: Exterior : Moabi veneer and Sapele hardwood
Interior: Quartered figured ash
"Joel Mark" Kupperstein is a master cabinet and furniture maker with nearly 35 years of professional experience. In 1977 Joel founded Joel Mark Cabinetmakers, Inc., a custom architectural woodworking company located in Brooklyn, N.Y. For the following 28 years he worked primarily in the highly competitive New York City metropolitan area. During this time, he worked with many of the area’s prominent architects and designers, particularly in the realm of residential interiors, corporate executive offices and showrooms. Joel, having a technical background, with a B.S. degree from the Clarkson University School of Engineering, also gained a reputation for tackling the more technically complex and challenging woodworking projects, some of which have been featured, over the years, in respected architecture and design publications.
Following the many years in NYC, Joel and his wife, Lynda, decided on a major lifestyle change and relocated to the New York Berkshires where they had maintained a weekend home for some 15 years. Joel erected a new shop on their property and set out to fulfil his longstanding ambition to design and build original museum quality furniture. Joel currently works independently, crafting fine furniture along with select architectural woodworking projects.
ABOUT THE WORK
The furniture pieces presented are original designs. My furniture incorporates details and forms gained from years of work and study in a wide range of furniture periods and styles. While I am comfortable working in many styles I find myself routinely drawn to and influenced by the masters of Modern Scandanavian and Art Deco furniture. In addition, a great deal of insight has been amassed from the many talented architects and designers with whom I have had the opportunity to work with throughout my career.
It is of paramount importance to me that a piece of custom furniture project an elegance when viewed from all angles. The chairs in particular have been through a scrupulous prototyping process to establish both ideal comfort and artistry. During the design process the many styles and design elements that have been explored suggest possibilities for future pieces. As you view the photographs please bear in mind that the piece(s) you order can be modified to suit your individual taste and preferences. You will have the opportunity to select among a variety of hardwoods and/or veneers, propose variations in sizing and opt to fine-tune a piece to be uniquely your own.
All furniture is meticulously crafted and produced with the use of both modern and traditional woodworking techniques. Exacting joinery and carefully handshaped elements are evident in everything I make. Each piece is signed and dated upon completion.