nife & Saw is the home of furniture and other objects designed by myself, Chris Brigham.
I have spent the last 11 years working as a Graphic Designer, all along wishing I was making more with my hands. I always imagined I would be an architect when I was younger because I was nerdy enough to enjoy the math and science portion of school while all along being really interested in art. Well, when college came around I decided instead to get a degree in Fine Art, with an emphasis in Photography from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After graduation, my wife and I ended up moving up to the Bay Area and I landed a job as a Graphic Designer for one of the many doomed dot-coms of the time.
Nearly 11 years later, after working for a start-up or two, the amazing yet ill-fated Design Magazine-ONE, a small web company named Google and with an extremely talented group of people at Factor Design, I found myself still striving to make more tangible objects. So I decided to turn my garage into a wood shop and start building. With that, Knife & Saw was born. Not having a formal education in furniture design, I find myself learning a lot along the way, but almost always figuring it out in the end. I have a knack for reverse engineering and willingness to fail miserably which I think help a lot. My aim for Knife & Saw is to be a place where people can come with a problem or idea and I can take that and build something to fit it. I felt like it was hard to find custom built furniture that was somewhat affordable around town, so I’m hoping to fill that void.
If you have any project that you’ve been thinking about but never knew how to go about building it or didn’t have the tools to do so, I would like to help. I will also be building things along the way that I hope to sell as is. I will update the site as I finish these projects so people can have the opportunity to get something pre-made, or just see what the possibilities may be.