Kendrick Anderson Furniture
Kendrick Anderson is a furniture craftsman based in Atlanta, GA. He draws his inspiration from modernist proportions; the rejection of ornamentation; and the joinery of the arts and crafts movement—to reveal a minimalistic essence that envelopes every piece he creates.
Each piece is custom made, and while clients generally have a broad idea of what they want, Anderson embeds his aesthetic into their needs, creating a one-of-a-kind piece that will serve generations. “I am humbled by each piece and every client who grants me the opportunity to create something they will use for the rest of their lives,” he says.
Against the Grain: Designing/Making on a Smaller Scale
Furniture maker Kendrick Anderson highlights the field of studio art furniture, exploring how traditional methods are still alive and well among market demands for “faster and easier.”
These methods not only offer a transformative experience for the designer/maker, but also extend into the experience of the end user in both aesthetic and function. Trends will come and go, but Anderson argues that never before have we as designers/makers had access to creating objects that will truly stand the test of time.