Osmundo Esguerra: From janitor to self-taught wood artist (Philippines Daily Inquirer)

OSMUNDO Esguerra, whose understated, elegant woodcraft and impeccable restoration of antiques have earned him iconic status among the cognoscenti, is being honored with a coffee-table book and exhibit tonight. The self-taught furniture craftsman with no high school diploma or draftsman skills developed a unique style that combines traditional and contemporary aesthetics to highlight the organic beauty…