wabi sabi 


is a Japanese world view generally translated as, “appreciation of the imperfect.”  In the typical human pursuit of perfection, most furniture manufacturers dispose of a piece of lumber with a crack, gap, knot or imperfection.  At Robin Wade Furniture, our preference is to spend the bulk of our time and skill in the process of enhancing, embellishing, and drawing attention to these wonderful imperfections of nature. “I haven’t yet found a better artist than nature,” furniture artist Robin Wade says. “These amazing, three-dimensional canvases are quite precious, and I take my function as nature’s assistant quite seriously.”

"We work this material to fulfill the yearning of nature to find destiny, to give this absolute inanimate object a second life, to release its richness, its beauty, to read its history in life."  George Nakashima