Furniture & Butsudans Designed and Crafted by Hand
Artist Ian Herdell hand makes beautifully designed furniture and butsudans using sustainably harvested fine and unusual hardwoods.
Furniture of all sizes for the home and business handmade from incredible wood.
Custom butsudans designed and crafted to fit your unique practice from beautiful, sustainably harvested woods.
Stand alone artwork and accents for furniture and butsudans.
I love to create furniture and art with tangible functionality and down to earth beauty. I am inspired by the beauty and structure of forms found in nature and I try to bring some small piece of that into my designs.
I find that each tree has a story to tell, a snapshot into its unique life. My designs incorporate and harness the knots, splits, rot, spalting, special grain and sculpting done by insects, wind and weather. At times I also higlight these “imperfections” with inlaied shells and stone to bring more attention to them.
This approach combined with exceptional craftsmanship allows me to create timeless, beautiful work for any space.