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The Portfolio of Vancouver-Based Woodworker Peter Borkowicz


A built-in desk arrangementBuilt-in

Peter Borkowicz is a Vancouver-based woodworker. Using his skill and experience working with a range of wood types, the artist creates pieces of customized furniture that express both contemporary and 19th-century aesthetics.


A detail of an art-deco style cabinetart-deco

 

I’m really enjoying the look of Peter’s series of built-in desks and shelves. These pieces focus on clean lines and a modern look. Most of the artist’s built-ins are painted crisp white, though many also incorporate natural wood accents that add a sort of rustic flair and prevent the piece from becoming too clean or ascetic.


The front page of Peter Borkowicz' art websitePeter's art portfolio website

 

In our previous feature of Peter’s furniture and wood accents, we looked at the artist’s love of the Bieidermeier period, a German aesthetic movement that combined curved, ornately sculpted elements with a sleek, almost minimalist look. This, and Peter’s own work in this style, seem a good representation of his portfolio overall.


A modern bookshelf in a grid-patternUntitled


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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