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Janet Rutkowski

176 Norman Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222, U.S.A.
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Phone: 917 667-8754

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 “Great art, whether it be visual, 



sculptural, functional or audio, has a presence, a spirit which is truly felt. We seek to incorporate that presence , that spirit into every piece we create.
Art is an unfounded religion whose inspiration comes from a divine source. That power is within each of us, and we should use it in everything we do, in all walks of life. It is the power of transformation. Transformation of the mundane into the divine.”

B.F.D. Firehouse Studios originated In the 1980’s in a restored firehouse in Brooklyn . Husband and wife design team of Walter Kenul and Janet Rutkowski laid the foundation for their business there. The completion of their upstate studio in Barryville, Sullivan County has been the driving force behind a new series of furniture being presented in May 2007.
Their work has been shown throughout the NYC area and 
they have been in many newspaper and magazine articles.
The “Oracle” chair was featured in the catalogue of the 
International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Jacob Javitz 
Center in NYC. Their motorcycle inspired line of furniture was shown in the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue. Their home was on 
the cover of “Great Adaptations”, a book about unusual renovations around the world. They have been listed twice in H+G’s blackbook of best artisans.
“We work in many different styles and mediums in order to 
accomplish our artistic visions. Whether it be the purity of form in a sculpture, a highly stylized dining set or a beautiful railing of glass sunflowers set into ornamental scroll work. We put our creativity and love into each project”.