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Remodeling and Home Design

"Orth's art is amazing ... overwhelming ... the primal versus the ethereal.   Rock and roll ... the blues ... arias."
James A. Magnum, author of the Dos Cruces Trilogy

"fabulous mess-with-your-mind appeal"
- Sandy Hill, Studio Hill Design, Albuquerque

"I have worked with David Orth very successfully over some time. My clients are very impressed with the originality, timelessness and quality of his functional art. His work is uniquely his own style and works so well in any environment. I am easily able to communicate with him as to my clients' needs and he never fails to deliver a design that is beautiful, appropriate, and on time."
- Lois B. Gries ASID Past President, Illinois Chapter

"For instance, somebody like David Orth, I consider myself as up on what furniture is out there as anybody … I did not even know of this person. Very, very beautiful sculptural tables, some of which recall birds in flight and they really occupy that space between "what is furniture?" and "what is art?" and don't in any way take advantage of cowspots or carved palm trees or some of the art furniture stuff we gotten to be so used to thanks to Postmodernism and what. Really very, very beautiful work."
- Victoria Lautman for Chicago Public Radio

"Professionalism is the operative word in working with David Orth. His follow through and timeliness are admirable. As an interior designer, I appreciate the artistic integrity with which David adapts his designs to specific sites."
- Marilyn Davis, ASID, Marilyn Davis Interiors

"... an articulate, loving sense of craftsmanship drawn from the past...sustained conceptually by...humor and personal vision....highly sensual...finely tuned...consistent...truly 'art furniture."
- The New Art Examiner

"'Good work."
- Walter A. Netsch

"Serious design."
- Ruth Duckworth

"Holy Cow."
- Kerry Aufderheide, Blue Table Studio, Denver