Who is MorningWorks?
The core of MorningWorks is just myself (Sean Wood) and Leslie Wood. I do the design and fabrication and Leslie takes care of the essential behind the scenes tasks that keep everything afloat. Going forward we will be working with other local artisans, mostly in those disciplines that are not in our wheelhouse (metal fab for instance).
Where are your pieces made and where do you source your materials?
We make our furniture in a small barn workshop in rural Sonoma County. We love our community and try to source raw materials as local as possible. Our lumber supplier is in our neighboring town, finishes come from a distributor right here in Sebastopol, and adhesives are sourced from Sacramento. All of these are American made products. The paper cord is manufactured in Denmark and our supplier is a small store in Los Angeles.
Can I afford bespoke furniture?
Regarding price, know this - MorningWorks is not in the business of making precious, “cost is no object” gallery art pieces. Our goal is to make beautiful and useable furniture that is accessible to many. To give you an idea of the zone, most of what we make would be price competitive in a DWR store. And while not cheap, we build for the love of craft – you will be getting a lot of that for your dollar. We do not publish our prices but simply email us for current pricing.
Where can I get MorningWorks?
Trade professionals are encouraged to visit a showroom listed on this website. MorningWorks trade distribution is exclusive to THEO showrooms. THEO showrooms and reps provide all of the essential services required by design professionals. You can also contact us directly if you have technical questions or do not have a showroom in your area – email email@example.com
We are also happy to work directly with homeowners and the public. This is done farm to table style – contact us here at the barn and we can facilitate the rest for you. This usually involves a little mailing back and forth of samples, but it’s a straight forward process. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Does MorningWorks do custom work?
Our general approach is to invest the time it takes to design a chair or table as perfectly as we are capable of. This can take weeks or months, sometimes even longer. When we feel the made object has arrived to this point, it goes into our catalog. That’s where you take over. The opportunities to make your piece really YOU are quite broad. Options include different wood types, fabrics, leathers, cords and more. Sometimes a client would like a particular part of a design tweaked – a seat made wider for instance – and this can usually be done for a modest fee.
In terms of full custom, we do a limited amount. It is more expensive, and we only accept commissions that we feel are within the MorningWorks aesthetic.