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PillARS OF DESIGN

Craftsmanship

Balancing intention through design and the will of the material, we build keeping aesthetic, physical engagement, function, and setting in mind. Our attention to detail and interests lie in form, texture, scale, movement, and materiality.

Innovation

Our creative approach leads from initial concept to design and engineering, through to establishing sourcing, and sustainable fabrication.

Customization

Our process is informed by the brand’s larger design vision.

Sustainability

We initiate sustainable driven design, allocating sources based on the clients needs. We’ve developed close relationships with our suppliers. We use urban-harvested lumber and slabs when possible and push low VOC (volatile organic compounds) finish products.

 
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Art Builders Guild

Art Builders Guild is a custom furniture fabrication and design company. We combine traditional techniques with contemporary design to achieve beautiful, lasting products. Our scope of work can vary from designing entire commercial spaces to building individual pieces. We love collaborating with designers and architects.

Capabilities:

  • Custom furniture fabrication on any scale: from individual residential pieces to large scale production for commercial spaces across a range of industries, including restaurants, hotels, galleries, and workplace projects. 

  • Full service custom furniture design and development

  • Custom wood sourcing 

  • Technical drawings

  • On site Installation 

  • Custom furniture alterations

 
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The Team

Art Builders Guild is an product of the creative community of Denver. Our founder met each of our team members at local concerts or film festivals or art shows, and our company sprouted from a desire to construct beautiful objects together. We see our company as an outgrowth of the Denver art community and our work is in the service of that community.

Furniture fabrication offers a never-ending set of problems to solve, from design work to craft. The materials we work with and the tools with which we work them are simultaneously allies and enemies. The balance of perfection elicits repetition, experimentation, research, and collaboration, and the practice ranges from meditative to deeply frustrating. Mastery of the trade is an ever-moving goal that we will always strive for. We are always learning and looking to do things we hadn’t imagined we could.

From a business perspective, ABG is designed to offer a sustainable quality of life for its team. It’s difficult to make a living as an artist, much less a decent one. ABG is attempting to position our entire team in a place where work can be a manifestation of our creative energy, but not limit our creative endeavors to the shop. That means good pay and reasonable hours. We take pride in our work and in our workers.