Funn Roberts: Handcrafted
Funn grew up in northern California, amidst the redwoods. He helped build the home in which he grew up, built from wood that he and his stepfather milled from trees on the property. He later apprenticed with a blacksmith in high school; a cabinet maker after college; and fifth generation master silversmith, Allan Adler, in his twenties, working on the Ralph Lauren Town and Country Silverware Set.
He has been designing and building furniture, cabinetry, homes, kitchenware and jewelry in the Los Angeles area for the last twenty years. He enjoys using reclaimed and reused materials as much as possible, combining materials and aesthetics to emphasize simplicity of design. "Japanese-industrial" or "Zen-Nordic" is how some have described Funn's unique design sensibility.