After ten years of creating “fine-art furniture” for a prominent west-coast based line, Douwe has begun to design and produce pieces under his name. Each piece is a unique combination of fine art and furniture design. The same sculpting and casting techniques used for his Limited Edition bronzes are used in the creation of these unique and classic pieces. His line will continue to grow as he creates and adds new designs. Much of his work is custom, and he welcomes contact with designers who need that special piece that cannot be found anywhere else.
       
     
montremarte desk
       
     
montremarte desk (detail)
       
     
six legged coffee table
       
     
caryatid table
       
     
caryatid table (detail)
       
     
quatre chevaux
       
     
quatre chevaux (detail)
       
     
demi-tour table
       
     
lys d'eau occasional table
       
     
console de fleurs
       
     
console de fleurs (detail)
       
     
console winter tree and owls
       
     
woodland pot rack
       
     
woodland owl coat rack
       
     
woodland owl tree
       
     
woodland owl doorknocker
       
     
thin edge
       
     
caryatid
       
     
bronze railing
       
     
gremlin door knocker
       
     
c-blok chair
       
     
bronze desk
       
     
 After ten years of creating “fine-art furniture” for a prominent west-coast based line, Douwe has begun to design and produce pieces under his name. Each piece is a unique combination of fine art and furniture design. The same sculpting and casting techniques used for his Limited Edition bronzes are used in the creation of these unique and classic pieces. His line will continue to grow as he creates and adds new designs. Much of his work is custom, and he welcomes contact with designers who need that special piece that cannot be found anywhere else.
       
     

After ten years of creating “fine-art furniture” for a prominent west-coast based line, Douwe has begun to design and produce pieces under his name. Each piece is a unique combination of fine art and furniture design. The same sculpting and casting techniques used for his Limited Edition bronzes are used in the creation of these unique and classic pieces. His line will continue to grow as he creates and adds new designs. Much of his work is custom, and he welcomes contact with designers who need that special piece that cannot be found anywhere else.

montremarte desk
       
     
montremarte desk

55"x30"x31"

This strikingly unique desk is completely hand-made using nothing but true "old world" practices.  This design utilizes three diverse elements to create an elegant desk combining arts and crafts feel with a strong 1940's French flavor.  The desktop is fashioned from 1" solid cherry boards cut from a 100-year old tree with boards of almost unheard of widths in today's market, and affixed to the sides with expansion joints to allow for the natural wood movement.  The three drawers utilize no modern hardware, but traditional old world rail technology.  The legs are hand-forged from solid steel bars on an antique coal forge and still prominently bear the marks of the hammer.  The solid bronze bands harmonize the entire piece and work with the bronze drawer pulls to create a beautiful linear movement.

Pricing and additional images available upon request

montremarte desk (detail)
       
     
montremarte desk (detail)

55"x30"x31"

This strikingly unique desk is completely hand-made using nothing but true "old world" practices.  This design utilizes three diverse elements to create an elegant desk combining arts and crafts feel with a strong 1940's French flavor.  The desktop is fashioned from 1" solid cherry boards cut from a 100-year old tree with boards of almost unheard of widths in today's market, and affixed to the sides with expansion joints to allow for the natural wood movement.  The three drawers utilize no modern hardware, but traditional old world rail technology.  The legs are hand-forged from solid steel bars on an antique coal forge and still prominently bear the marks of the hammer.  The solid bronze bands harmonize the entire piece and work with the bronze drawer pulls to create a beautiful linear movement.

Pricing and additional images available upon request

six legged coffee table
       
     
six legged coffee table

Bronze

This Giacometti inspired design sits in my living room.

Prices and availability on request.

caryatid table
       
     
caryatid table

50"x20"x17"

Four Caryatids accent this powerful bronze piece.  Constructed of solid bronze, topped with a 3/4" thick piece of green glass, this is truly a unique table.  Unusually, each caryatid is an individual sculpture, not cast from a mold, but sculpted directly in wax and cast; each one still bears the artists' fingerprints.   

Pricing and additional images available upon request

caryatid table (detail)
       
     
caryatid table (detail)

50"x20"x17"

Four Caryatids accent this powerful bronze piece.  Constructed of solid bronze, topped with a 3/4" thick piece of green glass, this is truly a unique table.  Unusually, each caryatid is an individual sculpture, not cast from a mold, but sculpted directly in wax and cast; each one still bears the artists' fingerprints.   

Pricing and additional images available upon request

quatre chevaux
       
     
quatre chevaux

50"x20"x17"

Four stylized horses support 3/4" green glass top.  Hand sculpted, and cast in solid bronze, Douwe elected to leave this piece in its natural bronze color rather than applying a traditional chemical patina.

Pricing and additional views available upon request

quatre chevaux (detail)
       
     
quatre chevaux (detail)

50"x20"x17"

Four stylized horses support 3/4" green glass top.  Hand sculpted, and cast in solid bronze, Douwe elected to leave this piece in its natural bronze color rather than applying a traditional chemical patina.

Pricing and additional views available upon request

demi-tour table
       
     
demi-tour table

36"x22"x32"

An ultimately useful piece, dynamic in impact, yet small enough to minimize space usage.  solid bronze, textured legs and spreaders provide the base for a bit of light-hearted whimsy.

Pricing and additional images available upon request

lys d'eau occasional table
       
     
lys d'eau occasional table

24"x24"x24"

Each reed, leaf and water lily was hand-formed by Douwe from bronze.  Extremely intricate, this piece was an interesting technical challenge.  Douwe has always appreciated the movement of the Art Nuevo movement, and intended to incorporate the flowing organic elements into this table.

Pricing and additional images available upon request

console de fleurs
       
     
console de fleurs

55"x18"x32"

Four elegantly tasseled bronze legs support the leather covered top.  The center element consists of two hand-gorged hemispheres encompassing a bronze flower.  A bronze and steel rose climbs up one leg.

Pricing and additional images available upon request

console de fleurs (detail)
       
     
console de fleurs (detail)

55"x18"x32"

Four elegantly tasseled bronze legs support the leather covered top.  The center element consists of two hand-gorged hemispheres encompassing a bronze flower.  A bronze and steel rose climbs up one leg.

Pricing and additional images available upon request

console winter tree and owls
       
     
console winter tree and owls

60"x16"x32"

Two winter trees support a beautiful thick glass console top.  Sculpted in a whimsical, naive style this is a stunning piece.  This piece makes a bold statement, yet takes up minimal floor space in doing so.  

Pricing and additional images available upon request

woodland pot rack
       
     
woodland pot rack

Bronze

The bronze owl in tree sculpture lends a whimsical quality to this unique pot rack. Crafted of cast bronze and hammered steel, this piece instantly becomes the topic of conversation in any kitchen.

Prices and availability on request.

woodland owl coat rack
       
     
woodland owl coat rack

Bronze

A custom whimsical coat rack.

Prices and availability on request.

woodland owl tree
       
     
woodland owl tree

Bronze

A wonderfully light-hearted and innocent piece. Done in a spontaneous and child-like style, this piece has been very well received.

Prices and availability on request.

woodland owl doorknocker
       
     
woodland owl doorknocker

Bronze

Using a primitive, whimsical style, this lost-wax cast, solid bronze door knocker greets the visitor with a classy, yet childlike statement.

Prices and availability on request.

thin edge
       
     
thin edge

Edition of 25
4’16"x10"
Bronze

I have always believed in “embracing my medium”. Which to me simply means “if it’s bronze, let it look like bronze”. Here I experimented with new techniques to achieve this wonderful surface treatment. My other goal here was to give this piece movement where none existed. This figure is not moving, and yet there is much going on. I worked hard on the subtleties of the pose to achieve movement in every plane.

Prices and availability on request.

caryatid
       
     
caryatid

Bronze

A highly stylized and beautifully textured piece. This pair embodies a simple elegance.

Prices and availability on request.

bronze railing
       
     
bronze railing

Custom one of a kind installation at a 1920’s adobe in Montecito, CA.

Prices and availability on request.

gremlin door knocker
       
     
gremlin door knocker
c-blok chair
       
     
c-blok chair

42"x55"x30"

Winner of the prestigious ADEX award for design, this post-modern piece is a sculptural study of contrasting elements.  The sinuous red seat nestles between monolithic sides creating a powerful and dynamic counterpoint.

Pricing and additional images available upon request

bronze desk
       
     
bronze desk