Ian Hawthorne launched Hawthorne Crafts out of the family garage. Now he is living his dream of crafting some of the world’s finest boxes for an elite international clientele.
New York city native Asher Israelow graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with degrees in architecture and fine arts before establishing his Brooklyn-based studio and practice. His web site’s About page states: “Drawing on his training as an architect and a love of lore, Asher designs for the modern explorer. All the materials are ethically […]
Violeta Galan is a London-based, Romanian-born artist and designer-maker who metamorphosed her career as a structural design engineer after being dazzled by the expressive power and iridescence of straw marquetry.
Silas Kopf has mastered the art of marquetry and is an accomplished artist and furniture designer-craftsman working from his studio in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Originally from Pennsylvania, he graduated from Princeton University with a degree in architecture. However, realizing that the arts and fine woodworking suited his temperament better, he landed a two year apprenticeship with studio furniture pioneer Wendell Castle. He later encountered the Art Nouveau furniture of Émile Gallé and Louis Majorelle. He decided to master marquetry to create a signature style and establish his niche in the studio furniture field.
Loy Davis Martin custom designs and handcrafts fine furniture pieces that manifest his clients’ aesthetic aspirations and functional needs.