Building exceptional furniture often demands that a piece is designed and built specifically for a client's home. Each custom piece is carefully and completely designed to ensuring a perfect fit in the home and a personal bespoke touch.
Select custom pieces which I have handmade for clients. These pieces were made while working at ShackletonThomas Furniture in Bridgewater, Vermont.
A collection of pieces which I have designed for clients, and worked closely with master furniture makers to produce. Designed at ShackletonThomas.
It is a special opportunity to craft a piece perfectly for a specific home, but also to honor that it is a one-of-a-kind piece for many generations.
Design was my first passion and background. Developing and refining the composition and form of a piece for each client is critical and too often shortcut. Through sketching, drafting, and modeling, each design is carefully refined.
REFINEMENT & VISUALIZATION
Beyond a drafted drawing, it's critical to refine and visualize the design. Each client is brought closely into the process through advanced visual design tools to understand their commission.
selecting the best material
Making finely crafted furniture starts with expert selection and understanding of wood. Each board is carefully selected for dryness, grain pattern, character, color, and stability. This requires working with quality sawyers and kiln masters regionally.
Vital to the substance and creativity of the studio is the deep exploration ideas and new techniques. New furniture designs emerge from this practice as well as objects and sculptures which sometimes better capture an idea. Below is a selection of recent works.