ABOUT THE MAKER
Reuben grew up in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, a small town outside of Milwaukee. He discovered a passion for furniture design and making while attending the University of Wisconsin in Madison and has been working in the field ever since.
After undergrad, Reuben worked as a cabinetmaker in the United Kingdom and New England, a furniture restorer in Milwaukee, and a furniture designer and maker in San Diego. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Art at San Diego State University with an emphasis on furniture design and digital fabrication. Now, in addition to his studio practice, he is a teacher.
Being well acquainted with both traditional and high-tech woodworking techniques, Reuben strives to elegantly combine these divergent methods in his studio practice and the classroom. Technologies like computer-aided-design (CAD) and computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) are standard in the industry and offer compelling opportunities to the bespoke designer. Often the inspiration for his work stems from the intersection of the old way and new way of making things.
If you would like to work with Reuben on a commission piece or are interested in something you see on the website, please contact him using the links below.