Whitcomb & Company's signature design aesthetic has been heavily influenced by utilitarian forms of the past, such as rustic and industrial furniture. These forms are minimalist at their core because they were made purely to function. Following such roots, our designs allow the materials to tell a story of origin. Beautiful materials in a simple form will always be in fashion.
Each piece is comprised of at least 50% reclaimed materials, many at 100%, whether they be recycled or salvaged. Our materials are locally sourced from the Greater Seattle area. Most of the wood is salvaged from old buildings. The metal is often reclaimed from various industrial applications such as forklifts, dumpsters, and conveyor belts. When possible, we will retain information regarding the previous life of the materials to pass on to our clients.
Our pieces are built by hand. Attention is given to every detail no matter if we are welding, sanding or painting. Some pieces are built using traditional techniques, others are quite the opposite. We do whatever it takes to accomplish the desired outcome.
The finish, arguably the most important part of the process, varies a great deal from piece to piece depending on the design and materials used. Wood naturally has a deep character. As part of our commitment to sustainability, we only use low V.O.C, environmentally friendly wood finishes for all of our pieces.