FURNITURE EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-047771
For more than 25 years, this expert has been engaged in the appraisal of colonial to contemporary silver, furniture, ceramics, maps, and paintings. She graduated from the University of Texas and completed postgraduate studies with a Christies-associated program at the Royal College of Art in London. She has appraised collections for the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Marriott Bermuda, and the Bank of Butterfield; she has also worked closely with the Bermuda National ...
Expert Witness: E-043478
This expert is a designer and educator. He is a partner at a company dedicated to sustainable practices in design for production. He is principal of a design studio. He has been a member of the faculty at a RI design school in the Departments of Industrial Design, Interior Architecture and Furniture Design and previously served as interim dean of the Division of Architecture + Design. He is currently head of the Furniture Design department. His work has been shown in ...
Expert Witness: E-009658
This expert brings 28 years of furniture industry and seating experience (including development and catalog introduction of 250+ seating and table collections and 100+ custom designs), with hands-on expertise in all aspects of furniture development, collaborative design, frame construction, commercial use and hospitality environments, warranty, care and maintenance, user inspections, all types of field issues and product support. He spent many years working right ...
Expert Witness: E-079903
This expert is an award-winning, certified interior designer and LEED Accredited Professional specializing in hospitality and residential interiors. She received her Masters of Science degree in Interior Design from Pratt Institute, and studied furniture design at the Domus Academy in Milan, Italy. She launched her career in New York City, where she led the interior design for numerous projects including the Millennium tower “ the city's first ...

FURNITURE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Customer is Seriously Injured by Dangerous Retail Display FURNITURE Expert Case

Customer is Seriously Injured by Dangerous Retail Display

This case involves a drawer at a department store that pulled through and fell on the plaintiff. At the time of the incident in question, the plaintiff was shopping for clothing in the women’s section of a popular department store. There was a large set of …

Expert Discusses ADA Non-Compliance in Theater Staircase FURNITURE Expert Case

Expert Discusses ADA Non-Compliance in Theater Staircase

This case involves an individual who fell down a staircase in the lobby of a large, historic theater in South Carolina. The top several stairs of the grand staircase in the theater lobby, where the man was standing and fell from, did not have a handrail. B …

Broken Outdoor Furniture Causes Serious Injuries FURNITURE Expert Case

Broken Outdoor Furniture Causes Serious Injuries

…  was a resident of the Defendant apartment home where the furniture was located. On the date of the incident in question, he visited an …

Restaurant Customer Injured by Unsafe Furniture FURNITURE Expert Case

Restaurant Customer Injured by Unsafe Furniture

The plaintiff in this case was injured while attending a business dinner. The plaintiff, along with his client, were escorted to two tall stools at the bar by the restaurant’s hostess. The legs of both stools had wheels, while the stools themselves were p …

Engineering Expert Witness Comments on Load-Bearing Capacity of Chair FURNITURE Expert Case

This case involves an injury to a male which occurred while the male attempted to reach some boxes. Two weeks prior to the incident in question, the plaintiff purchased a chair at a large retailer. The chair featured wire legs and a plastic frame. There w …

Defective Crib Design Suffocates Child FURNITURE Expert Case

Defective Crib Design Suffocates Child

This case involves a 14-month old child injured by the support bars in his crib, which collapsed and suffocated him. The child was playing in his crib when the support bars collapsed, entrapped his head, which caused the child to suffocate. This left the c …