Quality is Contagious: John Economaki and Bridge City Tool Works

March 4, 2015

Bridge City Tools exhibit

March 5 – May 15, 2015, Windgate Gallery, North Bennet Street School

John Economaki established Bridge City Tool Works in 1983. Thirty-two years later, Bridge City Tool Works is recognized worldwide as the source of exquisite tools for hand woodworking. His work has been described by collectors as “tools with a soul.”

The title of the exhibit is Quality is Contagious: John Economaki and Bridge City Tool Works. The exhibit was curated by Nicole Nathan, curator of collections at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, in Portland, Oregon, in collaboration with Economaki. The exhibit was first shown at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. It then traveled to the Bellevue Arts Museum in Seattle before coming to NBSS in March.

To help underwrite the costs of this exhibit, Economaki designed a limited edition TS-1.5 Try Square. Read about the limited edition tool here.

“I am a huge fan of North Bennet Street School and can’t think of a more relevant venue on the East Coast for the exhibit—it is really quite an honor.”

John Economaki

This story is part of the Spring 2015 issue of Benchmarks magazine. See more Benchmarks issues here, or download a pdf of the entire issue.

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