"I believe a piece of furniture should stand on its own. It should be graceful, yet strong, something you never tire of viewing."
The satisfaction of designing and creating furniture by hand is the driving force behind Brian Hubel's work. Much of his inspiration comes from the wood itself, and many of Hubel's pieces start from simply collecting wood for its natural beauty. This deep appreciation for his medium sources his ability to transform a raw natural resource into a functional and timeless piece of art.
Hubel avoids the confinement of detailed plans in his approach. His process begins with a mental image and a rough sketch, evolving the design throughout construction in order to maximize form and function. His work always features solid, tight construction with traditional joinery that is often exposed as a design element. The lines of Hubel's designs are clean and concise, and often reflect Asian design and architectural elements.