Quality is Contagious
John Economaki and Bridge City Tool Works
The Museum’s Curator of Collections and Registrar, Nicole Nathan, talked to Daniel Casto about curating Quality is Contagious: John Economaki and Bridge City Tool Works.
The segment aired October 31, 2013. The segment can be viewed on Oregon Art Beat.
Curatorial Walkthrough | Quality is Contagious: John Economaki and Bridge City Tool Works
Join Curator of Collections, Nicole Nathan, for an in-depth look at MoCC’s most recent exhibition.
MoCC and Design Week Portland: John Economaki on Creative Entrepreneurship
Join furniture maker turned woodworking tool designer John Economaki as he and other guests discuss entrepreneurship in Portland.
August 16, 2013 – February 08, 2014
Curated by: Nicole Nathan in collaboration with John Economaki
When local furniture designer John Economaki developed a severe allergy to wood dust, he turned from making furniture to making heirloom hand tools for woodworkers. Drawing on his background in industrial design and knowledge of construction needs, Economaki established Bridge City Tool Works in 1983. Using the most contemporary digital technology, Economaki designs tools to stand the test of time. The company’s products, sketches, and tools from the past thirty years will be on view for the first time. The exhibition will be accompanied by interactive programming in The Lab and provides a Portland connection to upcoming exhibition The Tool at Hand.
Collection Gallery and The Lab