Dylan Gold creates unique hand-crafted furniture with a twist -- pieces that enhance the experience of your everyday life by challenging the mundane and conventional. His work is guided by three underlying principles: thought-provoking design, precision craftsmanship, and environmental awareness.
The foundation for this outlook was laid early. As a child in San Diego, he excelled in the arts. His mother, a master of drawing, brushwork, and glass, fed this initial love with endless supplies, classes, and instruction, fostering a style and design methodology that permeate his work today. His parents were also proponents of conserving, composting, and re-using far before "green" was fashionable.
After receiving a BA in Applied Art and Design from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he went to work as a graphic designer in the software industry. After several years in the corporate world he came to realize his creative drive was not satisfied by commercial art. In his free time, he sketched furniture designs. He had a seemingly endless stream of ideas, which he started producing in his living room and eventually in a shared shop space near his home in San Francisco.
Finally, his day job proved too much. Disillusioned, he packed up and enrolled in a program to study furniture design with the old masters on a tiny Swedish island. After that, he traveled throughout Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, and Africa soaking up design techniques as well as inspiration from new cultures.
The result? A return to the U.S. with a renewed focus on his goal: to create beautiful furniture pieces that take a refreshing look at the everyday objects that make up our living environment. With each piece, he strives to prove that functional pieces can be pushed beyond what you expect into the realm of the artistic and thought-provoking.