Guys who design furniture are like any other creative type: they get restless unless they're doing their own thing, unless of course they work for a beanbag-chair company, in which case they can stretch their imagination as far as that vinyl will go. Finding off-time to pursue his vision, the Lancaster man behind Ferrochie Studio
Ferrochie's the project of a local high-end display-case maker's chief designer, a job that neither satiates nor suppresses his desire to hand-make hyper-creative functional wood and metal objects; the moniker, also his Gaelic surname, is pronounced "pharaoh key", which can come in quite handy when letting my people go. Focused on inventiveness over sales, he constantly switches up his steez positive reception be damned, and avoids machines & foreign materials whenever possible when making home decor like "The Queen's Pawns" (oversize chess pieces carved from open-grained Douglas fir), three turned-walnut/padauk/purpleheart tabletop candle holders, and the stunning "Jacobean" & "Kimberly's Flame" votive chandeliers (the latter with a "dripping pendant" that looks suspiciously reproductive swinging beneath all that wood). Coming in mere weeks: his first furniture, including the bleached-oak, suede-upholstered Bauhaus-Danish "Tria" chair and a matching flat-screen TV stand; he'll also reintroduce his white "Elevation" topography wall clock -- hang it at work, and when 5 o'clock hits, it really will be a relief.
Having previously worked for a lamp company, he's currently building a soft-metal blast furnace to craft postmodern light fixtures out of discarded brass or aluminum -- hopefully from the very beer cans that sap your creativity and turn you into a beanbag.