Wood Design: Introducing Independent Designers to the World

Store Profile

  • Location: Online
  • Specialty: Independent furniture and home accessory designers
  • Price range: ($$) Mid-Range - ($$$) High-End
  • Website: woodindesign.com

Store History

  • Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia

It's surprising how much of our world is and has been built and furnished by wood - be it what you sit around to eat on, lie on at the end of the day, or simply walk around, under or in between. By adding the stories of a new wood designer each day Wood Design aims to capture and define contemporary and sustainable uses of wood in design by independent furniture designers, accessory makers, artists, interior designers and architects .

Anyone who has ever purchased a handcrafted item at an art or craft show (or even etsy) is familiar with that sense of pride that is passed along from the artist. Hearing directly from the maker about the design process imparts new meaning into an inanimate object — and often leads to great dinner conversations. Wood Design works with independent designers to bring their stories and products to the wider world.

Shown Above:
Jeff Martin's Turned Stool — Carefully crafted from thick laminated figured wood to avoid checking, each piece is hand shaped and slightly unique from the last. From Vancouver.
16th Workshop's High Chest of Drawers — Made with bookmatched boards continuous from side to top to side again, hand-cut dovetails at case top with mitered front corners, waxed hardwood drawer guides, and turned legs. From Seattle.
Andre Joyau's Yasu Credenza — Made of Walnut with stainless steel legs, the credenza features 6 drawers with full extension drawer slides. From Brooklyn.
Eternal Furniture's Arctic Side Table — Made from FSC maple casing with storm fallen walnut drawers and finished with a satin white lacquer and natural oils. From Braintree, Massachusetts.
Stephane Hubert's Cork and Wood Stool — Made of reclaimed poplar and cork found in Brooklyn with reclaimed walnut butterflies on both faces. From Brooklyn.

Wood Design was launched as a way to showcase independent designers and the materials they use for their pieces. Designers from all over North America are brought together in this web store. Wood Design also collects stories from the designers and shares them on their blog. Their 5 Questions series is a great little snapshot into the minds of the designers.

(Images: Wood Design)