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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. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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