Colorado native, Brian Hubel, has had a lifelong appreciation for
nature and its beauty. He began his love of woodworking over 20 years
ago and his desire to design and create in wood grew throughout
college. Although he graduated with degrees in Chemistry and Biology,
Brian was devoted to making woodworking his profession and started his
own business in 1998.
“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 Hubel’s work. Much of his inspiration comes
from the wood itself. Collecting wood simply for its natural beauty is
the start of many of Hubel’s pieces. He appreciates his ability to
transform a raw natural resource into a functional and timeless piece
of art. It’s his way of leaving his mark in this world.
Starting with a mental image and rough sketch, the process begins.
Throughout construction, the design evolves in order to maximize form
and function. Detailed plans are simply too confining for Hubel’s
approach. There is always 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.
Best in Wood Art Category Scottsdale Arts Festival, 2010
Design Portfolio 2008, Custom Woodworking Business
Design Portfolio 2007, Custom Woodworking Business
Fine Woodworking Exhibition 2004, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Architectural Digest Home Show NYC, 2011, NYC
ICFF show, 2011, NYC
Scottsdale Arts Festival, 2011, Scottsdale, AZ
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, 2010, Denver, CO
Scottsdale Arts Festival, 2010, Scottsdale, AZ
Masters in the Art of Furniture, 2006, Shidoni Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Fabric, Furniture and Furnishings, 2006, Steamboat Springs, CO
Collector’s Event, 2003-2006, 2008, Shidoni Gallery, Santa Fe, NM