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Who: Debey Zito
What: Design, Japanese Architecture and Furniture
Where: 180 Studios, Santa Rosa
When: October 1, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Our presenter for the October meeting will be Debey Zito.
Debey will be speaking about design elements in Japanese architecture illustrated with images from a trip to Japan with Terry Schmitt in 2017. Included will be examples of Asian design in furniture.
Debey Zito has been creating original museum-quality furniture for over 45 years with a design vocabulary including Scandinavian, Asian, American and European Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau. The furniture is infused with historical awareness, yet honed by personal vision and design experience. In 2000 Debey and Terry Schmitt started working together bringing Terry’s relief carving to the furniture and architectural works. Terry’s finely detailed and sensitive carving is entirely self-taught.
In 1978, Debey graduated from San Diego State University in Industrial Design, with a focus on woodworking and metalworking. She went on to teach woodworking to junior and senior high school students in San Francisco and Oakland. At San Francisco community College she taught furniture making to adults for 7 years. Debey has continued teaching furniture making workshops for women in her Sebastopol studio.