contact name: Daniel Hansen
1203 THOMAS AVE
Saint Paul MN 55104
open to public: no
1203 Thomas Ave
Saint Paul MN 55104
Pseudonym: Dahan Design
My history is one that is steeped in both craft and design. I come from a family of builders and problem solvers. I started working in my father’s custom cabinet shop when I was thirteen. That’s where my education in woodworking began, and where I also started to become interested in design.
For over twenty years now, I’ve remained committed to becoming a true craftsman and innovative designer. I’ve honed my skills as a custom builder in fine woodworking shops, attained a BA in Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota and an MFA focusing on furniture design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, all the while, continuing to design and create one of a kind pieces that are hybrids of function and art.
Because I don’t limit myself to one material, or one style, my work is often considered eclecticor postmodern. While that could be considered true in many ways, there are underlying principles that run throughout my work. Beauty, purpose, fun, originality, and sustainability. These are the qualities that I strive for at all times. I feel privileged to be able to do something I love, and even more so to be able to share that with others.
Please be aware that if you see anything here that catches your eye, but is already sold, or needs just a little adjustment to make it perfect for you, I can do that! Also, I love to work with clients, let me help design the perfect piece for your home.
2007 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MFA, Furniture Design
1999 University of Minnesota, BA Studio Arts
2007 - 2011 Brown College, Adj. Professor-Adv. Interior Design. Subjects taught include:Furniture Design Concepts, Portfolio,Intro to Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Architectural Drafting and Detail, Color Theory, Intor to Design, Survey of Design, Principles of Design.
2006 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Adj. Professor-Foundations, Subjects taught include: Intro to 3D, Intro to Modern Furniture, Special Topics: Advanced
1999 University of Minnesota, Teaching Assistant-Intro to
Select Solo and Group Shows:
2011 Saint Paul Art Crawl, Global Village Gallery
2008 Art-A-Whirl, Blue Sky Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, Made at MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art ad Design, Minneapolis, MN
2007 Art-A-Whirl, Blue Sky Gallery, Minneapolis, MN MFA Thesis Exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN Northern Woods: An Exhibition of Fine Woodworking, Southdale Center, Edina, MN
MFA Thesis Exhibition-Selected Works, Soo VAC Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, Made at MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art ad Design, Minneapolis, MN
2006 Made at MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
2005 Walking Tour, The Art Major Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2000 Senior Show, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1997 Art on Wheels, USMC, Twenty-Nine Palms, CA
1990 Spring Fling, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
1989 Maplewood Draws, Maplewood Academy, Hutchinson, MN
2008-2011 Freelance Furniture Designer/Builder, Dahan Design
Adjunct Professor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Adjunct
Professor, Brown College
2006-2007 Grad. Assistant, 3D Shop Technician, Minneapolis College of Art and
2003-2006 Lead Custom Builder, Siewert Manufacturing, Minneapolis, MN
2001-2003 Lead Custom Builder, Harbinger Industries, Minneapolis, MN
2000-2001 Gallery/Art Department Technician, College of Saint Catherine,
Saint Paul, MN
1999 Gallery Intern, Nash Gallery, University of MN, Minneapolis, MN
Theater Technician, Theatre de le Jeune Lune
1993-1997 Non-Commissioned Officer, United States Marines
1990-1992 Cabinet Maker
1989 Art Gallery Technician, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
1985-1988 Cabinet Maker
Selected Honors, Recognitions, and Associations
2006-07 Trustee’s Scholarship
1999 Good Conduct Medal, 2nd award, 1999, USMC
1998 Dean’s List, University of Minnesota
1997-Present Member of the Furniture Society
See under "Experience"
See under "Experiences".
Country of Citizenship:
December 11, 1969