Timothy deFiebre grew up in Illinois and Ohio and graduated from Denison University with a BFA in Theater and Cinema. While attending college he worked at the Hartford Stage Company and various summer theatres as a scenic carpenter. During his junior year he apprenticed at the Royal Opera House in London as a scene technician. After college while working at the Julliard School he became interested in furniture design where he built his first pieces. He later studied technical design and production at the Yale School of Drama and attended the Parsons School of Design in New York.
Mr. deFiebre joined Brickel Associates after working at their frame facility in Long Island City, NY, where Ward Bennett’s chairs were produced. He then became a design assistant and model maker for Ward Bennett and subsequently became the Director of Design for the furniture division, responsible for all furniture development. He later joined the ICF Group in New York as Vice President of Design. After creating several award winning designs he then worked and consulted for Geiger Brickel in Atlanta creating updates of his earlier Brickel work and a number of new table and seating designs. In 2004 Mr. deFiebre introduced two major product lines for Harter based in Middlebury, Indiana. Also in 2004 he curated and updated The Ward Bennett Business Classics Collection for Geiger.
Mr. deFiebre’s interest in furniture design is focused on studied proportion and the manipulation of materials to create different surface textures. His awards include an ID Annual Design Review honorable mention for tables, two IBD Gold Awards for seating, three Roscoe finalist awards for seating, and two Acclaim awards for seating. In 2004 he won Best of Neocon Silver and Gold awards. His work is also part of the Permanent Collection of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and the Chicago Athenaeum.
Mr. deFiebre founded Timothy deFiebre designs in 1998 and lives in New York City.