New York, NY
Ethan Abramson is a New York-based design firm founded on the principles of building American-made and environmentally-conscious handcrafted furniture.
Owner and head designer Ethan Abramson’s creative process allows for materials to influence design just as much as function. This balance produces furniture imbued with a true sense of origin and purpose, something rarely discovered or experienced with mass-produced product.
As Ethan describes, “The process of building a piece of furniture is just as important to me as how it looks in the end. All the solid wood I use had a story before it came to my shop. My goal is to build on that story, to see the characteristics in the wood and what it wants to become. I think of my work not based in machines and numbers, but as a completely creative process, as if I am painting.”
All of Ethan Abramson’s designs are handcrafted on-site, built using a blend of classic and modern woodworking techniques. Wood from reclaimed sources or sustainable foresting is used whenever possible. Pieces are protected with a hand-applied all-natural finish. Designs and shop practices are built around the idea of minimal waste, repurposing, and environmentally conscious production methods.