Fodor's Cabinetry

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Tamas Fodor


I started learning about and working with wood at the very early age of 14 when I entered the Vocational High School of Wood Industry in Budapest, Hungary. After 5 years of learning the furniture designing and making processes, my eyes were opened to the opportunities available to me in my future.
I chose to continue my studies in Wood Science and Architecture at the University of Forest and Wood Engineering in Sopron, Hungary. Dating from 1735 under the Habsburg Empire, this is the oldest Technical University in the World, and it offered me a unique student experience that lead to me completing a Masters Degree. My studies included Microstructures of wood as cellulose and Lignin, Math, Chemical and Mechanical Equations and Reactions, European Windows and Door Systems and Central European Organic Wood Architecture.

After graduating University, I worked in Frankfurt, Germany for a year where I worked as a furniture maker.
After moving to New York City it became clear that  there was a need for Organic Architecture.
This helped me make the decision to pursue my dream of ‘GardenArc’. In the summer of 2012, I finally started creating my 3 gazebo designs and built ‘The Arches’, ‘The Butterfly’ and ‘The Spa’.


2004-2005 Career Education International Group 145 W 30th St  New York

                  3D design, graphic design, Web design,Computer Network, IT

2000-2001 Institute of German, Munchen, Germany

1995-2001 University of West-Hungary, Sopron , Hungary

                  Masters in Wood Sciences and Architecture

1989-1994 Vocational High School of Wood Industry, Budapest, Hungary


Masters in Wood Engeneering and Architecture, University of Forest and Wood Engeneering , Sopron , Hungary

Diploma of Woodworking and Cabinet Making, Vocational High School of Wood Industry, Budapest, Hungary

Work Experience

2008- Present     at GardenArc, Fodors Cabinetry Inc.

2013-2013 at Euro Antiques Services in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

2012-2013 at Bjork Carl Woodworking in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

2010-2012 at Kristom Woodworking in Brooklyn as furniture designer, cabinet maker

2010-2010 at Mcgrame Interiors in Queens as Cabinet maker

2009-2010 at AG Master CraftLTD. As cabinet maker, woodworker.

2004-2008  at Old Master Builders Company, Bronx, New York, as Project Manager, Drafter, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter, Furniture Designer

2003-2004  Cabinet Making and Wood Design for private homes in Ramson and Red Bank, New Jersey

2002-2003 European Cabinet Making at HolzLand Becker in Obersthausen, Germany

1994-2002 Trainee of wood engineering and wood construction designing, Cabinet making, building joinery at Fotefa BT in Alsóörs, Hungary

 Major Projects

·      Le Pain Quotidien Restaurants

9630 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, California

100 Grand St, New York, NY,833 Lexington Ave, New York, NY,38 E 19th St, NewYork, NY,50 W 72nd St, New York, NY,60 W 65th St, New York, NY,922 7th Ave, New York, NY,252 E 77th Street, New York, NY,494 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

·       Fig and Olive Bar and Restaurant

808 Lexington Ave, New York ,NY

·      Fig and Olive Bar and Restaurant

416 West 13th. Street, New York 10014

·      Fig and Olive Bar and Restaurant

        10 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

·      Sugo & Basilico

545 5th. Ave. New York, New York

·      Yoya Children’s Fashion

636 Hudson St, New York, NY

 ·      Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers

120 E 56 St, New York, NY

 ·       Maison Kayser on 3rd Ave

1535 3rd Ave, New York, NY

·        Maison Kayser on Broadway

2161 Broadway, New York, NY

·        Grey Dog Restaurant

49 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

       ·         Aux Merveilleux de Fred

       37 8th Ave, New York, NY 10014

Volunteer Work

  ·      American Cancer Association Fundraiser Ball  2004, designed and constructed pirate ship to be auctioned for charity

   ·     American Cancer Association Fundraiser Ball  2005, constructed Queen Anne antique Tea Table and Coffe Table to be auctioned for charity

  ·      American Cancer Association Fundraiser Ball  2015, designed and constructed The Arches Pergola