art from wood
Elemental approach, passion for detail, modern sensibility. Over the years, we've created a line of furniture that represents our aesthetics. The collection combines simple profiles and clean lines that yield a distinctive northwest character, at home in a broad range of interiors. Design is the core of our creative process, shaping our ideas and our living spaces. We create timeless fixtures - from dining and coffee tables, to accent pieces, benches and more - that elevate the room. Our modern roots collection delivers classic staples that provide warmth and elegance, regardless of style.
made-to-order in USA
Our furniture and fixtures are 100% made in the USA from locally sourced wood and metal. Just as buying local organic food is better than buying food that is shipped from far away, using local materials for furniture has a cascading positive effect. By purchasing products made in the Northwest, our customers are supporting local businesses and their employees. Our products are built by skilled American craftsmen with the best local materials available. Each table is made-to-order and may be customized to your specification, or you may choose from our line of standards, all of which are suitable for residential, institutional and commercial applications.
site & urban salvage
In 2001 a USDA study estimated that nearly four billion usable board feet of material are culled from urban areas in the United States each year. Most of this material is considered part of the waste stream and is burned as fire-wood or chipped for mulch. Though attitudes are beginning to change, fallen trees in urban areas remain an undervalued resource. Meyer Wells is on the forefront of a growing movement to make better use of urban trees. With our own local mill, we have reclaimed thousands of logs from the greater Seattle area and transformed them into world class furniture and architecture wood products for local, national and international projects.
sustainability at core
Meyer Wells is founded on sustainability. It's the core of why we do what we do and dictates how we do it. We only use salvaged, reclaimed or responsibly harvested wood within a 100 mile radius of our mill located just outside of Seattle and work with local, small forest land owners and FSC® certified forest organizations. We use only low VOC and HAPs free finishing products, which deliver high quality, ecologically sound results and a safe environment for our employees. And our products may contribute towards US Green Building Council’s LEED credits in categories such as Regional Materials, Certified Wood, Low-Emitting Materials and Innovation in Design.
scale for roll-outs
With over 30,000 square feet of production space and our own mill and kiln-drying system capable of drying 15,000 board feet of lumber at a time, we are fully equipped to handle large scale roll-outs and contracts. From early on, we built our company to handle large scale production contracts, to work with retail and local giants who share our passion for sustainable practices and green materials. And over the years, we've had some amazing opportunities to fine tune our ability to scale. For example, we have fabricated over 400 pieces for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation visitor center and our collaboration with Starbucks has resulted in installations across the country.
Sometimes quality is embedded in the process, unapparent at first glance, but instead, seen over the life of a product. Unlike plastic or metal, wood has life of its own - shrinking or expanding in reaction to the environment - even after it has been felled. All the wood we salvage is kiln-dried to exacting standards based on the humidity and atmosphere of the piece's final destination. Sure it takes longer and means more work for us, but it also guarantees that the moisture content will be stable for the environment. We also design and craft our furniture using methods that allow for the natural movement of the wood. These stringent requirements give us the confidence that our products will stand the test of time.
After working together in the early stages of the rediscovered wood movement, master craftsman Seth Meyer and furniture designer John Wells launched Meyer Wells in 2006. The two designer-craftsmen established Meyer Wells to combine a modern design sensibility and high level of furniture craft with an ecological ethic for sourcing materials. With the support of the like-minded A&D community and local retail giants, Meyer Wells has grown into an operation capable of national roll-outs and positioning "urban wood" as the material of choice.
The products you see in our catalogs and on our site are only the tip of the creative iceberg. Our portfolio, like our pieces, is organic - fluid, flexible and full of potential. We have crafted countless unique pieces collaborating with local artisans and client design teams. Several began as a limited series but were so well received they became integral fixtures of standard roll-outs. From concept to mock-ups to finished products, we bring our wealth of wood knowledge to the table so to speak. It all starts with a dialogue.
Visit our design partnership page for more information.
who we are
Meyer Wells builds elemental modern furniture from salvaged urban trees. Through these majestic materials, our work embodies the power of nature and captures the living story ingrained in every design.
Because our hands are literally in every step of the process - from tree salvage, to saw-milling and kiln-drying, careful selection of materials, all the way through to meticulously applied finishes - we maintain an intimate relationship with our pieces that yields distinctive and compelling results.
We also produce architectural elements; salvaging, milling and transforming logs into practical and durable building products. We procure our logs exclusively from urban & rural salvage sources - wood that otherwise would have been used for firewood or sent to the landfill - or from local, FSC® certified small forest land owners.
At Meyer Wells our values drive our business: sustainability, community, mastery of craft and a modern approach to business and design. Furniture is our passion and we pursue it using premium salvaged materials transformed into beautiful objects for everyday use.
FSC® product available upon request.
FSC® License: FSC-C041262