Christopher Beidel for Pernt

Artist Bio

Chris Beidel founded and runs Pernt, a Brooklyn, NY studio and workshop that specializes in handcrafted wood furniture made from recycled and repurposed materials.

Formally, schooled as an architect, Beidel found his calling in furniture design, and he clearly relishes the experience of working with his hands. His designs let the elemental impact of natural wood speak for itself.

A lightning killed cherry tree is carefully polished into an elegant bench. Pine floorboards salvaged from an old warehouse get new life as a trim coffee table.

Artist Statement

Pernt is committed to creating handmade furniture from recycled, repurposed, and sustainably harvested materials in our Williamsburg, Brooklyn studio.

Christopher Beidel, our head designer and founder, is an architect by training and has had a passion for building since childhood.

Pernt’s durable pieces are crafted using traditional techniques to create a modern esthetic that upholds the ideals of a profound love for the art of furniture making and an ethical commitment to reducing waste.

We approach design and production with ecological sensibility by challenging traditional uses of lumber and materials.

Wood that was once considered scrap is transformed into an heirloom for generations to enjoy.

All of our pieces are made one at a time and can be customized to suit our clients’ needs.


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