Joseph Elbert

Mason County

Architecture

B.S. Music (Indiana University)

Website

I believe that “furniture should be a celebration and have a ‘wow’ factor,” and began creating what I felt was missing from the marketplace in 2011. Beyond the innate beauty of the materials themselves, I draw inspiration from Art Deco skyscrapers, Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic blending of metal and wood, and the cantilevered overhangs of mid-century modern buildings. As with my photography practice, my strong sense of design and artistic sensibilities have carried me to the top of my class.

Biography

Before becoming one of the country’s most interesting new furniture artisans, I had another life, which was no less creative. I spent decades as a photojournalist, knocking down top prizes, including recognition as one of the top 10 newspaper photographers in America. Working alongside my staff during 20 years with the Washington Post, we set a new award-winning record that included four Pulitzer Prizes.

Other Creative Skills

Woodworking

Joseph Elbert's Work

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