Ben Cook is a master metalworker, craftsman, and artisan. He has designed and built everything from full-sized climbing walls to clothing fixtures for high fashion boutiques in New York City. After spending a few decades learning all the ins and outs of TIG welding, stick welding, and wire feed welding, Ben has thrown himself into the art of woodworking. This new passion allows him to realize a long-held dream: creating beautiful, unique furniture with a lifespan that's measured in generations, not seasons.
Ben's design style marries the soft warmth of wood to steel, which has a heavy duty, industrial ruggedness. The combination, along with his high level of craftsmanship, creates something memorable that is meant to last.
"Gear Tables" by Ben Cook $2,600 per table
30"in dia, 19"h, Repurposed vintage steel gears from Cazenovia, NY, steel legs, lacquer, glass top
Paul Kruger, Fallen Industry
"Powerhouse Desk" with drawer
Walnut, steel; 7'lx30"h x 19"d; $6500
Live-edge walnut with waterfall edge and steel, 7'lx19"h x 22 1/2", $5500