There are those brilliant days when I feel myself fortunate about choosing my profession and for being a part of the world of design. Today was one of them. Visiting the studio of David N. Ebner, whose work I have admired for years, was one of those enlightened moments, full of inspiration, passion, and stimulation. David, who has worked in Long Island since the early 70s, and who was trained under Wendell Castle at the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology, is a truly passionate and accomplished studio artist, who has developed phenomenal skills in working with wood. But David is also a wonderful speaker, personable, sweet, and generous. We saw his studio and his home; the stool, which he created for the legendary 1975 show at the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Gallery of Fine Art; the incredible woods from all across the globe, which he transforms into furniture; and so many poetic pieces of furniture. More importantly, we were lucky to hear from David himself about his life as a studio artist, about his lifelong passion for wood, and about how past and present come together in his recent work. David N. Ebner’s work is represented by Moderne Gallery in Philadelphia. Thank you, David.