Western Art & Architecture – Illuminations

“Glendon Good’s industrial art pieces span both sculpture and utilitarian work.  Using the modern aesthetic of aluminum combined with an innate knowledge of what the material can do, Good builds everything from light fixtures to outdoor furniture.  “All of my work is sculptural, even though my customers are getting a useful product,” he says. Good chooses aluminum as his primary medium because he feels it allows him unlimited freedom in style and design.” Illuminations – Ones to Watch, Michele Corriel, Western Art & Architecture, April 2015, pages...

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Phoenix Home & Garden – Good Vibrations

“Sedona artist Glendon Good combines art and technology to create custom pieces.” Glendon grins with amusement when people refer to him as an “artist”. When he began crafting furniture some 26 years ago, he wasn’t thinking about becoming renowned or making a piece that would be enshrined in the Smithsonian. He just couldn’t imagine commuting to an office cubicle. So he began to scratch out a living designing furniture.” Good Vibrations – Sedona Artist Glendon Good, Judy Harper, Phoenix Home and Garden, October, 2014, pages...

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Kudos – It’s Good in the Garden

“Goldenstein Gallery is honored to add acclaimed artist Glendon Good’s striking-yet-graceful kinetic sculpture to the outdoor sculpture garden. “Glendon’s work is distinctive and captivating,” said Linda Goldenstein. “It is a gorgeous addition to our sculpture garden.” “Good is best known for his work combining non-ferrous metals (primarily aluminum and copper) with other materials to create custom projects for architects, designers and inventors.” It’s Good in the Garden at Goldenstein Gallery, Kudos, July 20, 2013, page...

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Sedona Monthly Magazine – Good Design

“Glendon Good founded Abraxas in Santa Cruz, Calif., and spent 12 years living in the Bay Area, building sets for a modern dance troupe and designing furniture primarily for an East Coast clientele. His furniture was sold in museum stores at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, both in New York. His Poseidon Screen became part of the Permanent Collection of Decorative Arts at the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum.” Good Design, Sedona Monthly, Erika Ayn Finch, October 2010, page...

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Sedona Red Rock News – Inventor finds way…

“Give Glendon Good an idea and he’ll come up with a design to make it work. Good is a self-taught designer, engineer and craftsman. He found his niche and his career began. Some of his sleek pieces are on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s museum of design. Good’s latest creation is a photovoltaic solar panel device that will draw more of the sun’s energy for use on earth.  Good Built four prototypes in his studio on Upper Red Rock Loop Road. Sedona Red Rock News, Inventor finds way to get More Energy from the Sun, by Lu Stitt, Sept. 10, 2010, page...

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Phoenix Home & Garden – Bamboo Bounty

“As concern increases about the use of hardwoods and the depletion of forests, there has been increased attention paid to bamboo, which is rapidly renewable. Bamboo can renew itself if about five years, according to Glendon Good, owner of Abraxas Arts, Inc. in Sedona. In addition, the furniture maker reports, an industry test for hardness shows that bamboo is harder than oak. So, why has the plant’s worth only recently been heralded in the West? For Good, the answer is simple. “The entire culture is waking up to the facts of life, that it is better to produce products that...

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Midwest Home – Modern Roots

“Sometimes an aesthetic becomes so much a part of the collective consciousness that it seems to come from everywhere and nowhere. Such is the case with Bauhaus, the philosophy of mas-produced design that emerged from the Staatliches Bauhaus school, founded by Walter Gropius, taught such famous designers as Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Paul Klee before it was closed. Its adherents argued that mass production could be reconciled with individual artistic spirit, that houses and their furnishings should have a meaningful relationship to each other, and that every object should be...

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Sedona Red Rock News – Ergonomic Art

“Late Wednesday morning, Glendon Good answers his studio door wearing a dark shirt, red shorts and sandals. A hint of dust covering his clothes shows he was working, but his laid back persona covers any sign of interruption. Good stands in the doorway of his 3,000 square-foot studio opposite his home of the same size. Throughout the studio are meticulously arranged materials Good uses to design, form, weld and perfect his modern creations. He is the architect, designer and laborer, exactly as he was in constructing his contemporary home. Separating a drill press, bandsaw and two miles...

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Sourcebook of Modern Furniture

“Furniture design and production have undergone more dramatic progress in the twentieth century than at any other time in history. In the last 12o years, a truly modern idea of furniture has evolved. The following designs represent the best examples of the modern idiom. Each design is referenced by designer. The products illustrated embody a philosophy that conveys values–an attitude attained through critical analysis of creative goals. The pieces were chosen as representative samples of innovative design or the new use of materials or concepts.” . Sourcebook of Modern...

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Red Rock Review – Elegant and Unique

  “When Glendon Good was a young boy growing up in Southern California, he was known as the ‘guy who was always building stuff.’ Never anything two-dimensional, Good liked the tangible, three-dimensional things that were fun and exciting, like skateboard ramps. And it never wore off. To this day, Good builds some unique and very interesting stuff – that’s still fun and exciting. Designing and fabricating unusual furniture and architectural products, Good has found great inspiration in the simple. For Good, the foundation of his work is geometry. He seeks...

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American Contemporary Furniture

“While he may work with different shops on the production of his furniture line, when it comes to new prototypes or custom work, Glendon Good likes to labor over the pieces himself. The need to craft things with his own hands is what prompted him to become a furniture maker in the first place. While much of his furniture shows real intelligence, it’s not showily intellectual. There is no self-conscious references to works of others or other influences. These design pioneers are resolute about experimenting with and exploring modern furniture ideas on their own.“ . American...

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House Beautiful Magazine – Various Articles

“Today more than ever, designers are exploring the prettier properties of steel–its sleekness, its shimmer, its malleability. Long typecast as cold and industrial, steel and other metals now remind us that they shape up well.” What we have found in the market these days includes furniture so sparkly it looks like spun silver. The Cinderella substances are now just as appropriate in the living room as they have long been in the kitchen.” . . House Beautiful, Steely-Eyed by Danielle Fox, January 2000, page 44 Poseidon Screen by Glendon Good . . House Beautiful, Elizabeth Mayhew,...

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Feng Shui Revealed – Yin and Yang

“Corrine found a contemporary screen made of varying lengths of aluminum tubing that could be used to divide the office area from the table. This was certainly the correct approach, as the table was most closely associated with the kitchen area than the office. Designed by Glendon Good, the screen, titled Poseidon, was quite flexible and could be molded to any contour. Better still, the gentle curvature of its upper edge was definitely Yin. Of equal importance was the impression of strength the screen seemed to impart. The verticality of the tubes gave the illusion of a great fluted...

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San Francisco Examiner – ‘Aluminum Artist’

“Furniture maker Glendon Good thinks the aluminum chimes hanging outside his Berkeley studio should have been an indication of what was to come. Good designed the chimes as a teenager, making each tube a different length and tuned to a musical key. The hammer in his worksjhop was a project from the seventh grade. And because as a graduate student at Stanford he could not afford to buy furniture, he made his own. ‘I had no idea what I wanted to be when I was growing up,’ Good says, ‘But in retrospect it seems obvious.'” . San Francisco Examiner, ‘Aluminum...

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Interior Design Magazine – Roscoe Winners

“Here are the winners of this year’s Roscoe competition, the annual awards program honoring products for interior designers. Over 375 entries were received from which finalists were selected. At an awards ceremony to benefit the Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design, held on May 18th at the New York’s Pierre Hotel, the 28 winners were announced. Best of Casegoods Product: Poseidon Screen Designer: Glendon Good Manufacturer: Abraxas” . Interior Design Magazine, Winners of the 22nd annual competition for interior design products, June 1993 . Interior Design Magazine, Product...

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Met Home – Editor’s Choice

“Editor’s Choice Fair Forecast. At New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair – May 17 to 20 – the spotlight shines on new talent and established stars alike. These cabinets and tables are notable for their well-proportioned shapes, craftsmanship and custom detailing. Glendon Good’s maple, brushed aluminum and stainless steel shelving for Abraxas takes a space-age stance.” . . Metropolitan Home, Editor’s Choice Fair Forecast, May/June...

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Elle Decor – The 10 most Scintillating Screens

“It pushes the design envelope, but the aluminum tubing is inventive and charming. “It feels strange to twist this around, but it’s actually easy to move and very practical. “Think about how often you’ll be moving a screen before you buy it, and how much space it will take up, both open and closed. “It’s too conventional for me, but it’s convenient, versatile, and playful. If you have naughty party guests, you can cage them in style.” . Elle Decor Magazine, The 10 most Scintillating Screens, by David Collman June 1997, Page 218 and Settling In, February 1997 by Margret...

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Oakland Tribune – Turning the Tables

“Among the Bay Area designers who focus on materials other than wood is Glendon Good of Berkeley, who started making furniture when he was still in high school. He has been designing and selling tables, chairs and shelves for nine years. Good learned to work with metal early in his career and currently creates furniture out of bent, polished aluminum tubing. He slices and arranges the curved tubes to create bar stools, rolling shelves, mirror frames and the like.” . . The Oakland Tribune, Turning the Tables – Sleek unusual and exquisitely crafted pieces of furniture, by...

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Robb Report – The Shape of Things to Come

“In the creative minds of contemporary furniture makers, the old adage ‘form follows function’ is stretched to its visual and interpretive limits. The Semele, which is named after a Greek goddess, is an ‘interactive’ brushed aluminum bed frame that comes from a line of mythic proportions; other designs by Abraxas founder Glendon Good are in the permanent collection at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. The bed frame has side tables that swivel out of sight and lights in the headboard posts that are controlled by a dimmer switch. Stainless steel cables crisscross in the...

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Chicago Tribune – The Left Coast

“Good’s undulating Poseidon screen, made of 60 aluminum tubes cut to different lengths and connected by a flexible rigging, was recently acquired into the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Museum of Design in New York. The design is clean and spare, but somehow manages to convey a sense of decoration. It is functional furniture–forget the artsy stuff. (Abraxas is) producing some of the most exciting and innovative furniture that this country has to offer. “I think it is the atmosphere here that allows for a lot of experimentation”, says Glendon...

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Stanford Business School Magazine

“Designer Glendon Good, MBA ’89, was a GSB student when he created his first collection of furniture. After graduation, Good, who studied design along with business, began making furniture commercially. He ultimately founded his Berkeley, Calif., company, Abraxas, to manufacture his designs. Since then, Good has gained considerable recognition from the design world for work that the San Francisco Chronicle has described as, ‘industrial elegance at its best.’ The overall effect of Good’s designs is one of artistic elegance coupled with practical...

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Abitare – Abraxas at the Cooper Hewitt

“The Poseidon screen – art and technology perfectly combined – has recently become part of the Cooper-Hewitt’s permanent collection.” “This is the latest in a series of achievements, including a purchase by the Whitney Museum of New York, and various displays and awards like the Interior Design Magazine Roscoe Award.” “Designed by young Californian Glendon Good, who manufactures it under the Abraxas trademark, the screen is an ideal partition element with a wide variety of uses.” . Abitare Magazine, Abraxas at the Cooper Hewitt, April 1994, page...

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International Design Yearbook

“Behind Ron Arad’s selection one can perhaps see a desire to highlight the poetic within the pragmatic artefacts of contemporary design, to look at the sheer volume of technology and production laid out before the editor and find the qualities of human thought and spirit at the heart. A central theme has been the concern to find a way to humanize our ever-advancing technological age, to counterpoint the vast sweep of mass markets and mass production with a rediscovery of craft in conceiving and making the objects we use. Glendon Good is a self-taught designer, engineer and...

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