"Brooklyn’s design scene is thoroughly clad with locally sourced and salvaged wood – but no one does it better than Phil Gautreau. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that Phil is the winner of our 2014 BKLYN Design Reader’s Choice Award! His beautiful hand-turned bowls and cutting boards are made of chunks of wood salvaged from storm-felled trunks and trees thinned from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, among other sources. Phil designs each bowl by carefully carving away at layers of wood, revealing the unique character of each piece as he goes. We’d like to wish a big congrats to Phil and all of our BKLYN Designs Award finalists! - Michael Chino, Editor, Inhabitat Magazine, May, 2014
Custom-designed, contemporary wood furnishings and accessories. Recent work includes heirloom-quality tables, live-edge shelving, bar tops and fireplace mantles, hand-turned wood bowls and vases, and wood serving boards from highly figured and visually unique domestic and exotic woods. Designs are sophisticated, modern and organic with a nod toward a mid-20th century aesthetic. Locally-sourced and/or reclaimed wood is used when available. Each piece is hand-branded with the artist's signature.
Phil's work is featured in the designer showrooms of Metropolis Modern and Samuel Botero Associates and is featured online on 1stdibs, workof.com and HATCH. Phil's wood designs have been noted by Inhabitat Magazine, Interior Design Magazine and Edible Brooklyn Magazine. Recent clients include Peter Marino Architect, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, SIR DECOR DESIGN, Pucker Makeup Studio, Eventi Hotel and Kaia Wine Bar.
All work is proudly produced in Brooklyn. Commissions welcome.