Custom, handcrafted furniture infused with modernity & historical references.


 

"Objects that were made for function rather than style and form have an inherent authenticity. There's nothing more statisfying than repurposing them into something that's relevant for contemporary use."

 
 
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MEET THE MAKERS

Ernie Sesskin and Brian Foster brought together a passion for architecture and antiques of all genres and their love of interior design to create Groundwork in '93. 

 

Groundwork builds-to-order using locally sourced materials, hand-crafted and hand-finished, building a line of beautifully crafted furniture made in Pennsylvania.. Their designs are infused with modernity, as well as historical references. In our modern world where container loads of furniture are shipped around the globe, Groundwork prides itself on its local, hand-on approach to furniture production.

 

ART OF WORK

cultivating joy through exploration and practice

A new book by Brian Foster explores the history, materials and ethos that inspire Groundwork. Nearly 200 pages in full color, featuring some of Groundwork's most unique work, exquisitely styled and stunningly photographed with forward by Elizabeth Gilbert. 

 

Preview Art of Work here

 

 
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Tour the studio with Brian

Finding inspiration at the salvage yard

 
 

PROCESS