Fine Handcrafted Furniture for Home and Office
I design and build custom artisan furniture with a curvy, organic style. I thrive by exploring my own artistic path and new directions from unique, challenging commissions. Each piece I make is a collaboration with nature and the people who give my creations purpose. My shop is located in Portland, Oregon, but my furniture ships nationwide and beyond. Buying functional art may seem daunting, but it makes sense in many ways. Buyers have a unique opportunity to choose from many interesting materials and creative designs. Trusted builders have a track record of exhibiting at juried art shows and delivering bespoke furniture. Many artisan pieces created today will become valuable family heirlooms in the future, as fine hand crafted woodwork has become rare. Buying custom gives the opportunity to participate in the creative process, which adds to the meaning and usefulness of the work.
'Less is more only where more is no good' -Frank Lloyd Wright
My designs incorporate light, color, and texture along with strong sculptural elements and thoughtful use of negative space. Often, the legs and bases have a unique underlying geometry which work with the forces of nature rather than fighting to control them. The result is light and strong, with a bit of flexibility under stress. Most of these design elements are hidden at first glance, but they are the crux of what I am trying to introduce as a furniture maker. The work is handmade using fine wood, metal, glass, and stone. Each piece is heirloom quality and crafted to last for generations. The intention is humane furniture...enhancing our lives while honoring nature and the world.
'Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.' -Charles Eames
Please click on the pictures and links throughout the site to browse dining tables, desks, chairs, hall tables, jewelry armoires, entertainment centers, conference tables, church furniture, and more. Enjoy the galleries and contact me with your questions about these original furniture designs or your own custom furniture project. Unique commissions are welcomed.