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A life-long admirer of Joseph Cornell, Bob Bergman began working with wood as a sculpture student at the School of the Art Institute in the 1970s. In addition to his fine-furniture work, Bob has steadfastly supported Cream Co. production since 1997. From stretcher bars to tortion boxes, from straight edges, to signs and stakes, Bob has made every wood-thing that Cream Co. needed. In 2012, his fine-furniture skill and commitment to Cream Co. converged. He began developing and building multi-purpose exchange stations for G.E.E.E. events and studio furniture. His inventive and skillful approach leads to surprising inventions. A tomato trellis becomes a shelving structure and, then, acts a s a sculpture. A conference table becomes a craft station. A desk becomes a self-contained plant-growing site. An occasional writing desk is a sky-viewing station. Each of Bob’s pieces works. Embodied with exquisite craftsmanship and multi-functional purpose, each piece invites use and play. When one works with one of Bob’s works, collaboration is spontaneous and wonder encouraged. His work is a cornerstone of each of the Cream Co. practices.