Ample: Modern Furniture Made in Seattle

Ample: Modern Furniture Made in Seattle

Jason Loper
Sep 25, 2012
  • Location: Seattle & Online
  • Specialty: Handcrafted modern furniture
  • Price range: $$
  • Website:

Store History

  • Founded: 2010
  • Founded by: Andy Johnson
  • Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

It's fitting that we should do a store profile of Ample during our month focusing on design. Ample's founder, Andy Johnston, started the business with a simple focus: to design and produce beautiful modern furniture in his hometown of Seattle. Johnson's designs make the most out of simple silhouettes, bringing a modern approach to handcrafted furniture.

Does this sound familiar?

... People I talked to couldn't find the furniture they wanted. They found themselves bored with the traditional designs at the big stores and discouraged by the prices at the boutique design stores. More than one confessed to ending up at a certain Swedish mega retailer on the premise that if they couldn't find the right piece of furniture, they would spend as little as possible on something to fill the space.

Those are the words of Andy Johnson, explaining the inspiration for Ample. His solution to the furniture conundrum was to design his own. His line may be limited to a few pieces at this point, but each is beautifully executed. The Sfelt coffee table features a removable felt wrap (banishing coasters forever!). The Solstice Floor Lamp is available in both floor and table sizes. All pieces are made from american black walnut, an American sourced wood, and finished with a plant-based oil/wax mixture originally formulated for wood floors.

(Images: Ample and Nataworry Photography)

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