Shops We Love: Handmade Furniture by Ciseal
Just in case your life is devoid of bent plywood coolness, which I suspect it is, I bring you Ciseal. This innovative brand of handmade furniture is the masterwork of Nicole Hodsdon. I’ve been a fan of this collection for a while now and I really want more folks to discover these beautiful curvaceous creations. Nicole’s work has been featured all over the place, from the American Craft Council magazine, to Those Who Make, and of course here on IAMTHELAB.com. Take a peek at this fun collection and be sure to visit Ciseal yourself.
About the brand:
Ciseal is a Michigan based design studio and creator of fine, hand crafted bent plywood home goods. We make furniture, lighting, and home decor items with a commitment to being functional, innovative and playful.
Ciseal (suh-SEEL, an Irish word for layer) was founded in 2013 by bent plywood nerd Nicole Hodsdon, our designer and craftswoman. The Michigan born entrepreneur grew up influenced by the Mid-Century Modern architecture and design that’s so prevalent in Detroit’s northern suburbs. The thoughtful, functional blend of nature and modern shapes influenced her decision to leave her corporate job at GM, where she was a design engineer. In choosing her own adventure, she saw a path to make a difference by creating products that inspire and delight.
We proudly make all of our pieces by hand and in-house from carefully selected sustainable materials. Each idea for a potential Ciseal product is thoughtfully vetted through countless hours of research, design, and crafting. The finished products we offer are the result of many iterations and fine tuning for comfort, usability, and style. The quality of our products is in the details: the intentional curves, the hand-layered wood veneer, and the ease of use.
Our mission at Ciseal is to put smiles on faces through the products we make. We know that the spaces we inhabit affect our mood, thoughts, and actions. As such, we aim to make products that look fantastic and inspire joy.