Only halfway into James Krenov’s book do we get an idea of what it is about. He was a cabinetmaker as well as a writer. Krenov’s first solo show was in 1965 in Stockholm, and it included pieces such as “Liv i Trä” and “Violin Cabinet.” The latter of these shows the simple, almost rectilinear shaping from his early years. Another piece – “Chess Table” (1970) – displays Krenov’s ability to show intention in every detail. Krenov also created several music stands during his lifetime. He enjoyed musical analogies to woodworking.
- The author Krenov is known for his books, but he was also a woodworker who made cabinets.
- Here are three of his pieces which were featured in one of his books.
- Read on for pictures of his work and how to view them in light of his books.
“We are halfway into Krenov’s first book – and only just getting into what this book was about.”