CraftBUILD is an evolving program in partnership with the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia uniting the developer community with local makers. This page includes a curated directory of artisans and fabricators working specifically with furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) suited for built environments. Members of CraftNOW and BIA hope to make this your go-to place for real estate projects.
Amuneal’s award winning Custom Fabrication Division supports bespoke projects from their initial design development and engineering through fabrication, and final installation.
BDDW is an American design and fabrication company dedicated to timeless design, expert craftsmanship and forward-thinking manufacturing practices.
Bill Curran Design
Over the past two decades, this company has grown into one of the premier architectural metalwork studios in the greater Philadelphia area.
Breck Brunson is an artist designing and producing creative solutions for the everyday. Most works are custom organizational pieces and playful decorative objects.
Carl Durkow is based in Philadelphia and focuses on making distinctive objects to be lived with and cared for.
Claudia Mills Studios
Claudia Mills Studios designs rag rugs in a fresh palette of colors and new fabrics, updating the age-old technique to create contemporary rugs for today’s living and working spaces.
Artist, designer, and leading educator at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Bucci can do or is connected to people who can do just about anything.
Whether you’re looking to create a storage bench or modernize a kitchen with a new set of cabinets, our designers, engineers and fabricators are here to help you achieve your unique millwork needs.
We are a locally rooted woodworking studio, committed to sustainable furniture making through the use of trees we salvage in the Philadelphia bioregion.
Furniture From The Barn
This family business designs, fabricates, and hand-finishes furniture from both reclaimed barn wood and new wood.
Hand Over Fist Signs
Hand Over Fist is a hand crafted sign company operated by local sign painter Greg Lytle with a love for well-crafted design and workmanship that pushes creativity.
Philadelphia designer who is exploring practice by a rapid-production process in which ideas are acted on quickly and reproduced into wooden pieces and lighting fixtures.
Holzman Iron Studio
Custom architectural ironwork, public art, and sculpture are created in our unique fabrication environment, combining old world craftsmanship with the latest in technology.
Independent Casting was born out of Jeb S. Wood’s desire to offer artists a foundry that elevates the craft itself.
John Pomp creates contemporary, handcrafted furniture and lighting pieces inspired by the natural beauty of the living world.
Jordan McDonald is a Philadelphia based ceramic artist producing functional dinnerware, architectural fixtures and sculptural vessels.
I design, build, and finish furniture from local Pennsylvania hardwoods. I showcase the material and joinery as the primary design details in my work.
Laura uses glass, silver nitrate, mylar, and resin in a multi-layered process of arrangement, embodying formations of flux and creating intense depth within a two dimensional surface.
Lostine is an independent home furnishings company focused on creating a warm American Modern aesthetic.
Every ironwork commission awarded to Pezzi starts at the drafting table and is executed to the highest standards of craftsmanship.
Manya Made Studio
Manya is a professional ceramic artist, creating ceramic objects, transforming feelings into art that combines a postmodernist vision of the world with sincere naturalness.
Maria R Schneider
I use digital manipulation, laser engraving and LED lighting to create simple urban narratives from architectural views that reflect the contrasting realities of cities.
My mission is to create or preserve beautiful, durable pieces of furniture that families would be proud to pass down through generations.
Modern sustainable furnishings for creatives, Philadelphia-based Mio Design creates everything from room dividers to wall tiles, furniture, lighting and accessories.
Neon Museum of Philadelphia
Len Davidson began to unearth his hometown’s magical neon history which led to his love of custom neon, neon restoration, found object and neon sculpture.
North Standard Fabrication
A workshop for custom fabrications and one-off design services, Schapira’s versatility in building and design includes furniture, signage, and custom light fixtures.
Oat Foundry’s Split Flap is analog signage made for the modern-day. Made to look like the classic departure boards, the Split Flap is now reimagined for dozens of use cases. Made in Philadelphia in 500 hours.
Through meticulous selection of materials and painstaking attention to layout, OVUUD provides custom lighting and furniture that gives a captivating visual impression.
We use traditional handmade techniques & innovative technology to make and sell atypically clever, beautiful and functional goods.
A majority woman-owned business, Printfresh is a collection of textile-based lifestyle items that are inspired by plants, animals, and home décor.
Through painting, sculpture, interactive installation and public art inspired by the natural world, Rutstein creates experiences that connect people with the environment in the face of our climate crisis.
By creating small batch home accessories from post-consumer bottle glass, we aim to build a more sustainable artform and manufacturing practice that simultaneously reduces glass waste on a local level.
RTO produces lighting designed as interest for spaces. All lighting is hand crafted by a small team who work together to make pieces that exceed the basic function of a light by elevating the form.
Seher Erdogan makes sculptural wall pieces pairing clay and wool that connect her to the material culture of her birthplace, Turkey.
This non-profit organization is committed to building equity, better designed spaces, and stronger places in Philadelphia by supporting citizen-led design improvements.
Threet hand-carves images onto the surfaces of one-of-a-kind pieces featured in Ceramic Concept, a West Philly storefront highlighting works by other local artists and artists of color.
UrbanSawn designs and builds custom furniture and woodwork with urban function and sensibilities in mind.
Wing and Wood
My enthusiasm for woodcarving reflects my understanding of the tools, process, and appreciation for rustic folk art traditions.
CraftBUILD is part of our overall mission to promote creative businesses in the Philadelphia area. If you are interested in viewing other makers we have highlighted, explore some of the many different categories below.