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Last updated on Nov 27, 2017

Precision • Imagination • Wood:


Larry Piser

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Larry Piser


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  • jane on May 22, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    How wonderful to receive something that I “know to be useful and believe To be beautiful.” (Citation to Mr. Morris) I have been up and down on the stool getting things from my high kitchen shelves. It feels so much more comfortable and secure than my old metal one.
    The wood and the design are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the added door stop, which is really so pretty too.
    A humble stool that is so nice that it will need to be listed in my will—I believe someone a hundred or so years from now will praise it, too. Thank you!

  • reins on Apr 23, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great design, great product. Amazing craftsmanship. Love the piece.

  • Elise on Oct 13, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly sturdy, and beautiful stool! It's a a useful piece of art. Thanks so much, Larry!

  • dataplanet on Feb 21, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    This stool is perfect for stepping up to reach things in my upper cabinets. Very sturdy and super stylish and extremely well-crafted.

  • alicomp1 on Jan 19, 2017

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful design, beautifully made. Thank you!

  • Daniel on Jun 28, 2015

    5 out of 5 stars

    I recently purchased a walnut walking stick from Mr. Piser and can strongly recommend him based both on the shopping experience and the quality of the work. I asked for two custom modifications – a highly figured maple handle and a wenge spacer between the handle and stick. Despite my somewhat clumsy descriptions, Mr. Piser managed to capture exactly what I was thinking of. From our email correspondence, it was clear that he took extra time to find just the right piece of maple for the handle, and his decision regarding the thickness of the wenge spacer was perfectly on-target. Notwithstanding the custom features, the walking stick was ready in short order and was carefully packed for shipping (arriving without any damage). Quality of execution was very good, and I would not hesitate to purchase from him in the future.

  • keatsgeckos on Dec 1, 2014

    5 out of 5 stars

    The workmanship and eye for design are top notch. This is a terrific piece!

  • kristinjordan21 on May 31, 2014

    5 out of 5 stars

    The quality of this stool is outstanding! The design is so lovely it seems almost impossible for the stool to be as substantial as it is. Larry is an amazingly talented designer and craftsman. Thank you, Larry!

  • BlueTram2 on May 1, 2014

    5 out of 5 stars

    This stool is beautiful, functional, exceptionally well made, and brimming with personality. There is nothing else like it and if you are lucky enough to have one in your home, you will be endlessly delighted. Art meets life.

  • alicomp1 on Apr 14, 2014

    5 out of 5 stars

    great craftsman ship and design

About PiserDesigns

Sales 76
On Etsy since 2012

Artfully crafting furniture w/ precision & imagination. Check out a 2 min video about me by clicking "Shop Blog"! Or YouTube my name to view videos.

My interest in furniture design was s sparked almost immediately after moving to Taos, NM in the fall of 1993. As I attempted to furnish my home (a trailer in the foot hills of the Sangre de Christo mountains) I became intrigued by the scraps of wood I was burning for heat. Intrigued by their random shapes and natural forms I began to construct simple artistic pieces of furniture for all areas of my house.

Beginning with only the most basic tools, a Swiss army knife and a hammer, set me on a path of creativity and resourcefulness that I value to this day. In the year that followed I was lucky to begin building store fixtures for my employer, Taos Mountain Outfitters. Not long after that, I began to receive commissions to build pieces for other peoples homes, and that continues as well.

As I developed a sharper awareness of furniture design and my own style began to emerge, I discovered other designers and the passions we share. My work is influenced by the work of Nakashima Krenov and Maloof as each craftsmans sense of proportion and attention to the woods natural flow creates a beautiful functional object.

Being largely self taught in both design and construction, my style is always evolving. As it continues to to move forward, it echos the work of the Shakers, with a Modern, Arts and Crafts elegance, and a Japanese sensibility with strong sculptural forms.

I work primarily with American hardwoods, such as Walnut Maple Cherry and Ash from sustainably harvested forests. I also use small quantities (because monkeys need a place to live too) of Wenge (When-gee) a dark brown African wood for handles and drawer pulls. The wood I thoughtfully select for each project is done so for consistent color as well as dramatic grain patterns.

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Last updated on November 26, 2016

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