Ron Diefenbacher
12132 Old Big Bend
St. Louis, MO 63122
(314) 966-4829 Home
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ron@diefenbacher.com

For twenty years Ron Diefenbacher has created fine, handcrafted furniture for private residences and corporate offices across the country. He has exhibited widely in fine galleries and his work has been featured on television and radio, and in numerous newspapers, magazines, and books.

Ron holds a Master of Arts degree in Woodworking and Furniture Design and has taught furnituremaking and design at Washington University in St. Louis.

From design to delivery, Ron uses a professional approach in assessing client's needs and developing creative solutions. Combing artistic skill and the ability to work well with architects, interior designers, and private parties, Diefenbacher creates signature pieces which stress the individuality of each project.


Magazines

Architectural Lighting "Making Light of Arts and Crafts", 1/94
Fine Woodworking "St. Louis Show"', 12/84
Saint Louis Home Magazine "Made to Order", 11/88
St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles "Handmade Hand-me-downs", 7/97

Newspapers

St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Miracle Workers", 6/91
West County Journal "Kirkwood Man Crafts Wood into Functional Art", 1987
Webster Kirkwood Times "Designs in Wood", 3/87
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Subtlety, Detail in Furniture" Exhibit Review, 11/88

Books

The Guild: A Source Book of American Craft Artists Kraus-Sikes 1990, 1991, 1993

Creative Designs in Furniture Kraus-Sikes, 1991

Fine Woodworking Design Book 4 Tauton Press, 1987

Fine Woodworking Design Book 5 Tauton Press, 1990

Lectures

St. Louis Art Museum Guest lecturer for "Made In America" exhibit, 1996

Washington University Fine Arts Institute Lecture Series, 1987

First Street Forum Artist Panel " Familiar Furniture--Unfamiliar Furniture", 10/84

Webster University " The Studio Furniture Movement in America". 1983

Television and Radio

KETC Channel 9 "St. Louis Skyline". 12/83
KDHX Radio Interview, 7/95