Art Kieres Furniture LLC
Handcrafted - Modern - Timeless

Company

Art Kieres Furniture LLC was founded in 2006 as Off The Bench Furniture in Boston, MA. Since then we've been through a lot of changes, but our commitment to high quality furniture hasn't changed a bit. We are now based in Salt Lake City, UT providing local and national clients with custom fine furniture for both residential and commercial settings.

People

Art Kieres
(founder, head designer & craftsman)
Art Kieres was born in Poland and immigrated to the US in the 1980’s. After growing up outside of Buffalo, New York he opened his first design firm, WebSpinner, in 1998. After earning Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University at Buffalo, he further studied psychopharmacology and behavioral neuroscience at Tufts University in Boston. While working on his PhD Art found respite from lab work in woodworking. While in Boston he spent 3 years apprenticing under 2 master furniture makers and has been designing and crafting fine furniture ever since. When he’s not busy running Art Kieres Furniture, Art also teaches psychology at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition to teaching standard psychology classes Art brings his extensive knowledge of both design and psychology together in a series of classes on the Psychology of Design.


Vision

Simply put, we provide the best furniture we can. Whether we're making you a custom dining set or one of our stock line of Arches tables, each piece is a testament to our care and workmanship. Our commitment to our customers shows in everything we do and we're proud to make things that both add beauty and function flawlessly in their homes and workplaces.

Environment

We take our responsibility to the environment very seriously and try to practice good stewardship in several ways
  • The majority of our products are available in Cherry, Maple, and Walnut, which are native to North America and are sustainably grown and harvested
  • We only use electricity generated by renewable wind energy in our workshop, offices...
  • We donate enough money to plant 2 new hardwood trees in North American sustainably managed forests for each piece of furniture we sell
  • Many of our items are able to be broken down for shipping, enabling us to fir more product in fewer trucks