Spotted at the recent SF Twentieth Century Modernism Show, the work of San Francisco-based woodworking artist Luke Bartels, who designs and builds furniture and decorative pieces using primarily salvaged or sustainably harvested wood. We especially like his branch antlers, made from found specimens (Bartels keeps his eye out for forked branches with natural antler shapes) mounted on hand-carved crests made from walnut or poplar. Bartels affixes the branches to the plaques with a hidden dowel and adds additional support with a leather strap. The branch antlers are $185 (with painted mounting plaques they're $225). Contact Luke Bartels directly for ordering information.
Photos by Janet Hall.