Hew_Lowback Chairs

Hew is a furniture and small wares company focused on creating handmade, quality pieces to last through the ebb and flows of trends and daily use.  

Our work addresses the relationships we form with our constructed environment, namely the objects that surround us. We are aggressively committed to have these everyday objects enhance our lives through meaningful interaction. As a result of thoughtful design and execution of craft, our work reveals a sense of intimacy...the story of a piece, how it feels to plop into a chair or run your hand along the bottom of a tabletop. Our practice does not negotiate the thinness of styles; rather we seek to mate timeless beauty with timeless utility.

Integral to our practice and commitment to craft are programs of research and collegiate teaching. We believe in a sensitive and responsible process to making and use only domestic hardwoods to create our new American archetypes.

Every piece is designed and handmade in our Portland, Oregon studio by Hew founder Sterling Collins, a talented architectural designer turned woodworker.