About The Artist
Justin Hossle •
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I am a one-person designer and craftsman in Minneapolis, creating mid-century modern/minimalist furniture and decor. I'm a self-taught artist and I work in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. I design & build modern furniture and decor that will last for generations. My signature exposed Baltic birch edges, eye-popping joints, and unique wood tones energize classic materials and add some serious soul. My designs are simple and clean- I strip down every design to the most essential elements, removing all unnecessary. I work with, not against, geometry and the finishes I use leave the wood with a natural, matte feeling. My designs are timeless yet distinctively modern all at once. In addition, I'm on a mission of sustainability, using natural finishes, sourcing the highest quality and most responsibly manufactured materials, and planting a tree for every product sold thanks to a partnership with One Tree Planted.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
My work is made using modern woodworking tools - table saws, routers, planers, sanders, etc. I typically work with Baltic birch, a 13 layer manufactured material with two layers of solid wood veneer on the outside. Often, I will stack these sheets and create my own engineered product, which I call "Edge Grain Baltic birch", where only the striped layers of the birch are visible, which creates a unique pattern and look. This process is labor intensive but is something that is not done by many other people. I finish my work with natural oils and waxes, which leaves the items with a soft, matte look and feel.