Fred Rossi Bio & Timeline
A woodworker with an eye for detail, Fred Rossi creates finely crafted furniture and cabinetry. His influences range from the Greene brothers and the Arts and Craft movement to Asian architecture and the use of wood grain in James Krenov’s designs.
Fred initially learned his craft watching his builder father and creating theatrical sets while at St. John’s Preparatory School and the University of Pennsylvania. Some of his first jobs after college were building sets for the film industry. After receiving his MBA from the Wharton School and working in real estate finance, Fred was drawn back to woodworking.
“Clean lines, self-evident joinery and wood grain that become part of the design allow my pieces to speak for themselves. The work is exciting and rewarding for both me and my clients.”
The Garden Collection begins with refining the self-storing chair. StudioRossi uses weather-durable FSC certified genuine mahogany for all pieces. The companion table is developed in 2015.
Inspired by Arches National Park, the Angel Arch console is designed with dramatic bent-laminated cherry arches and arched aprons. This console becomes the foundation for StudioRossi’s Arches collection.
The joy of combining exquisite veneers with solid hardwood results in one of StudioRossi’s enduring classics. This audio cabinet resides in a private Massachusetts collection.
The Town of Ipswich Massachusetts fells its storied 175-year old elm. The town’s public library trustees commission StudioRossi to create a lasting piece of furniture from the elm for their main reading room.
Shou Sugi Ban
Employing the ancient Japanese technique of preserving wood by flame charring StudioRossi began experimenting with the Shou Sugi Ban method to create striking grain texture and color contrasts. Our Shou Sugi Ban collection now includes large casework such as this buffet and smaller items including side tables, coffee tables and mirror frames.
The Arches collection is launched featuring a console, coffee table and side table. Graceful curves, dramatic geometry, traditional hardwoods and lustrous hand-rubbed finishes define the Arches collection.
The Embrace coffee table design was created for a private collector. The table received “Best in Show” at the Rhode Island Fine Furnishings Show. Subsequent iterations include a 64-inch long version for a Philadelphia law firm’s entry foyer.
Double Arch Chair
The Double Arch chair is the newest addition to the Arches collection. The chair features dramatic curves which highlight veneers of all types.