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Keynote Speaker for Fall Market 2015, represented by Thomas Lavin Showroom

Dakota Jackson has been producing luxurious custom furniture since the 1970s, when he emerged as a founding contributor to the American Art Furniture movement. Born to a family of professional magicians, Jackson immersed himself in the modern dance and art scenes taking shape in New York at that time. These experiences and the discovery of his gifts as a builder—first of magic illusions, then furniture and beyond—deeply informed his design sensibilities.

In addition to a variety of living environments across the U.S., Dakota Jackson furniture can be found in museum collections, including the Cooper Hewitt – Smithsonian Design Museum. His iconic Library Chair™ is now used in major libraries around the world, including Stanford.

Since 1998, Jackson has been designing cases for Steinway pianos. He is currently developing the “One Steinway” piano for the 21st century.