David Beker is an architect, craftsperson and artist who creates contemporary wood sculpture and conceptually unique furniture. He currently works and resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His projects have been featured in magazines and art galleries around the country.
David’s design training began in digital-design and computer animation in which he earned an MFA from Parsons School of Design. Seeking a less ephemeral medium, he continued to complete his Master of Architecture degree at the University of Pennsylvania, becoming a registered Architect shortly thereafter. Though he worked in the architecture field for many years, David was consistently drawn to the tactile craftsmanship of woodworking. His current work combines the spatial understanding from his 3d computer training with the forms and tectonics of his architectural experience to create furniture and sculpture that blend pragmatic design with an inherent artistic sensibility.
In 2014, he placed as a finalist in the Wharton Esherick Competition.