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Sam Maloof, furniture designer extraordinaire, began his woodworking career when he moved into a new house with his wife and they needed to furnish it with a limited budget. This was the genesis of an illustrious career of craft and design that gained Maloof international fame and recognition. The California-born artist was the first craftsperson to receive the MacArthur Fellowship, which he received in During his lifetime he produced Maloof house tours 5, pieces of furniture and was especially known for his chairs.

When more people saw the furniture he created for his home, he started receiving more commissions. At the peak of his career he even designed rocking chairs which were used by presidents Jimmy Carter Maloof house tours Ronald Reagan.

His home in California has now been converted into a museum by the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, and is an amazing effort to carry on his legacy. There is a gallery and a functioning wood shop Maloof house tours people still craft Maloof-style furniture.

Exhibitions and workshops are organized to celebrate the work of Maloof as well as other artists working with natural materials to produce stunning results.

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The drought-tolerant garden is also interesting to tour. Tours of the house are available for a small charge. You can visit the grounds and walk around the lovely native plant gardens for free.

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