Geoffrey Warner / Owl Furniture

My inspiration as a furniture designer began with Scandinavian and eastern influences. These forms were close to my heart many years ago while I was studying with the Danish master, Tage Frid at the Rhode Island School of Design. He taught me to design with practicality, build with integrity and work with efficiency, but most importantly, not to compromise beauty. Over the years I have developed a vocabulary guided by the geometry in nature; the nautilus spiral, a budding flower, or the wing of a crow, and gained a sense of proportion and confidence in applying sculptural forms to my work. I love the inspiration that comes from my dialogue with customers. I am so grateful that I still draw passion from this trade of working with wood, using my hands to transform trees and beautiful boards into heirloom furniture that bring my customer’s joy.