Our barrel form, fit to your body, sits atop four hand-turned and tapered legs. As the back band meets the line of the arm and joins the face frame, a three-way mitered joint unites each element. Converging to a point, the hand-cut joint emphasizes the attention to detail we value in every piece.
This design comes upholstered in an unbleached cotton canvas. Upholstery is alternatively available in customer's own material; please contact us for details.
This chair is available for customization in any of our responsibly sourced North American hardwoods, including storm downed Kentucky Walnut and Ash from dead standing trees killed by the virulent emerald ash borer, an Asian beetle decimating American forests. If ordering multiple chairs, please inquire for volume, lead-time and cost.
Furniture is both an aesthetic object and one that must fulfill its function, so the finishes we use reflect beauty and durability equally, without compromising a consciousness towards our environment. We believe the natural beauty of wood is best displayed without the application of stains. Layer by layer, we hand rub our clear tung oil based finishes into the wood.
Our edition furniture is handcrafted from wood with unique stories, shared through traditional joinery and a considered modern aesthetic. Each piece comes with a history of the tree and details of the design. We are proud to say a donation is made to the Arbor Day Foundation for each piece of furniture we build; these donations plant trees and support educational programs.
At Moran Woodworked Furniture we are committed to honoring the natural beauty of wood through traditional craftsmanship, the responsible selection of materials and a modern approach to design. Since 2004, Michael Moran, and now his partner Celia Gibson, can be found, chisel in hand, building each unique object one piece at a time, one hand-cut joint at a time, watching wood become a functional work of art.
Our vision is one in which materials, primarily wood, and their natural characteristics are central. Taking these characteristics into consideration, our intention is to place each individual board and its idiosyncrasies into a context where it is best expressed aesthetically, ideologically and functionally.
All of the wood we use has a story that speaks to a concern for the origin and treatment of a tree during its life. These trees, primarily domestic hardwoods, come out of relationships we have built with individuals, communities and the land in which they have grown. We believe we have some of the most beautiful trees in the world in our own back yard.
Many of the pieces we create at Moran Woodworked Furniture are commissioned works. It is not necessarily more or less expensive to commission a piece versus purchasing an available design. For us, the beauty of commissioned work is that it is bespoke to your space and evolves out of a relationship we build with you over time. Please contact us directly to discuss customization.