Staying connected with college pals can be a daunting task, unless of course all those people from Human Centipede went to Reed together. Keeping in touch while building you chairs, the guys behind HoBo Design.
A small custom furniture studio located in an anachronistic SE Portland barn, HoBo's a collaboration from longtime college chums (one a designer raised by architect parents, the other a woodworker who studied animation while building the occasional illicit art school ukulele) who now spend their days creating clean-lined ecologically minded furnishings inspired by Japanese designers and the Bauhaus movement, which was famous for their hit single, Bela Lugosi's Bed. While they prefer commission work, the HoBo peeps also have a ready-designed roster especially rich in tables, like a black walnut, single-drawered entry slab w/ a deep brown grain offset by pools of blond, a low-slung affair w/ a top striped by colorful scrap wood, and a simple coffee job with a reclaimed doug fir top called the "roasted table", proving the Friar's Club is getting pretty lax with their membership policies these days. Because tables are the worst things ever without chairs, HoBo's also rocking a rough-hewn sketch stool with non-glued construction, an armless angular old wood chair in multi-toned scrap plywood, and the uncomplicated, broad-seated, slightly reclined "screwed armchair", which is just what you call any armchair about to be used by Dennis Haskins.
While tables and chairs make the bulk of their portfolio, HoBo'll build just about anything for clients, which so far has resulted in everything from lighting design to a black walnut milking stool, also what the deranged scientist spent about 60 minutes of that movie trying to accomplish.