Our design process is carefully engineered to combine the strongest visually artistic designs with pure functionality. Simply put, it's that artistic core that enables us to produce works that defy tradition (and in some cases gravity). Our entire goal is to provide inspirational works of art.
"I don't know what can possibly be said about these fine pieces of art that hasn't already been said about penicillin, sliced bread or the wheel. After years of resting drinks on the arm of our couch, I decided to take the plunge and order a Beginnings48 table. Gone are the days of 'Where the hell is my coffee?', 'Oh crap! My wine!' and 'Oh crap! My coffee!', I no longer have to ask my husband to clean up after me. This purchase was life changing - not only do I yell at the kids less but I'm even calling my husband by his given name, and my neighbor Brittney's jealousy was just a bonus. I can't say enough about the therapeutic effects owning this magnificent coffee table has had on our whole family. All that and we're even 10% richer!" - Tiffany K. (And yes, REAL REVIEWS can be found under 'Testimonials')
She's the muse, the support and the inspiration (and co-president). Together, we work to design gallery-level works of art for the home. I come from an engineering/math, construction and advertising background which can get be both a plus and a minus. She comes from a high corporate level and gives the perfect guidance to the rabbit holes that I get myself into. Collectively, the work speaks for itself.
What began as a quick sketch of a DNA shaped wine rack, launched a design process with an exceptional amount of challenges. Simply put, it needed to be solid wood, beautiful, and reproducible.
It turns out that there are half a dozen techniques that are needed to achieve accuracy without sacrificing speed and quality. What emerged was a whole new way to look at curved wood furniture and art. The process now drives the design. While most designs out there have square edges, sharp lines, and predictability, our designs revolve around the flow of a piece, using the beauty of solid wood to showcase the shape.
"This table fixed my menopause!" - Kathleen S.
The saying about first impressions is crucial when planning an area. Not only did I design and build 3 houses from scratch over the years but have designed countless kitchens and baths and the very thought is always what is going to draw your eye when you enter a room. Having objects that flow and have a natural appeal always win over hard-edge square.
I discovered that by engineering a twist that could be laid down on its side, adding two more would cause it to be fully self supportive. This particular design has been our best seller for years.
are endless. The question really gets to what new and innovative designs can be developed utilizing curved hand-finished wood? It would seem the limits are endless.