Zietz Furniture is the work of Jeremy Zietz, a studio furniture maker & industrial designer based in Richmond, Virginia. He has a comprehensive background in product design, a masters of fine arts, and training from masters in traditional furniture making. Zietz Furniture is the product of his sense of contemporary design, innovation in sustainable product development & his deep passion for exceptionally well crafted solid wood furniture. His passions have lead him to specialize in heirloom furniture destined to become long-lasting gifts to future generations.
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As a woodworker, designer, and artist, Jeremy uniquely blends his backgrounds to drive designs which explore intersections of handcraft, contemporary design, and consumer change. He also directs design work at Tektonics Design Group, a product development and manufacturer in RIchmond, VA.
While working at innovation and product design firms, Jeremy worked at the intersection of product strategy and design, translating abstract values to real products. He has designed award-winning product designs and worked in a diverse range of industries - from medical devices to consumer electronics, toys, furniture, athletic equipment, packaging, and more. Adding to his design background, Jeremy was also classically trained as a fine furniture maker. He's trained with masters such as Sam Norris and Mario Messina at the Vermont Woodworking School, Charles Shackleton, & was mentored by master Garrett Hack. From directing workshops in sustainable table-making to crafting one-off pieces of furniture, Jeremy continues his pursuit of excellent design and craft. Furniture continues to be a fertile platform for cultivating valuable traditions and making the best sustainable products.
Jeremy holds a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design from The Ohio State University, Immersion Program certificate from the Vermont Woodworking School, and a Masters of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. He continues teach at VCU, the Visual Arts Center in Richmond, and at the Center For Furniture Craftsmanship. See Resume and more design work linked below.