I choose to make furniture because of its interactive quality. It is not meant solely for observation as in a museum; rather, it is meant for the home, fitting into the lives of the people who use them. It is sculpture but it is sculpture we live with. I make furniture that is meant to be touched and used every day and by those means enhances our lives.
Artie Reitmeyer is a Pittsburgh native and currently lives in Sewickley, PA, where he maintains a studio full time. He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received a B.F.A. Sculpture/Furniture Design in 1989. He has been an active member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh since 1992. His work has been exhibited in numerous regional and national crafts exhibitions, invitational shows and galleries.