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.
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.
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.