abstractly the home is the sanctum and engine of our species. a hall for human interaction. an asylum for growth and revival. the refuge of which empowers our spiritual and intellectual progression. it should be that the home yields a simple raw condition most apt for cultivating general amelioration.
process: no plastics. no rubbers. no metals. no chemicals. all work is constructed by hand with sustainably sourced, all natural and renewable materials by way of traditional solid wood joinery and upholstery techniques in houston, tx by owner, designer and craftsman mikey kendrick.
timber: one hundred percent domestically sourced non treated [chemical free] solid american white ash and black walnut. [f.s.c. certified when available]
upholstery: all threads, textiles, and other upholstery materials used are u.s.d.a., oeko-tex, g.o.t.s., or g.o.l.s. certified all natural and organic. [domestically sourced when available]
finishes: all woodwork is finished with an earth and human friendly, hypoallergenic, food safe certified combination natural oil and natural resin wood sealer formulated from essential oils derived from plants. [more information at www.livosusa.com]
"the task of the functionalist designer is to remove what is not utterly necessary and create something different and better with the remaining conceptual components. so many manufacturing and retail groups today focus primarily on designing products and marketing schemes that attract return customers. fundamentally my approach is the antithesis. i believe that if i do my job well a customer takes something from me and i never hear from them again. in other words the intent is to provide the one right tool that lasts a life time. of course the use and creation of which must be such that it is not disruptive to the balance of things. in this way nature is still herself and the individual is free to spend time and energy on what matters most. life."
owner + designer
Year of None.