I've got it.... Bad! The deep dark rich tones of walnut, the long sinuous grain of redwood, the rough raw bark on elm.... I can't get enough. Sometimes I think the love affair can't possibly last, surely it will just look like a piece of wood or I'll get tired of sanding or the beauty will be lost on me.... But that doesn't happen. I'm constantly awestruck by the possibilities of what a log might become. Such fun to be amazed on a daily basis and realize I'm committed. It's truly the little things, the noticing and the appreciation that count. Good lessons for life, this furniture business.... Grateful for it all, and still wildly in love. ~C
Colleen has been fostering a lifelong interest in wood, design and creating spaces that embody both organic and contemporary elements. Inspired by her father, a master craftsman, she has been oddly dreaming of chainsaws since she was about 12 years old. Growing up on Vancouver Island, she spent weekends playing with power tools instead of Barbies. After college she found herself traveling the world, being corporate (and redesigning every hotel room she was ever in) A decade later, when the novelty of airports and meetings wore off, she returned to her 'roots' and now spends most of her time getting dusty and dirty and acting like a lumberjack with design tendencies. Her friends call her Chainsaw. Really.
Having lived in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Tokyo, Singapore, Amsterdam, Istanbul and Sao Paulo, she is a passionate proponent of visual richness and incorporating urban design with nature's inherent beauty. Colleen made her first table for her family, when she couldn't find what she was looking for from traditional retailers. It was quite by accident that other people seemed to love it, and a business was born.