About

 

At Living Wood Design, we’re passionate about wood. Every day is a journey to bring the natural beauty of wood to life through new and beautiful designs. With over 20 years of experience creating sustainable, custom furniture, we look forward to bringing your vision to life!

We use the finest craftsmanship to create each piece of furniture, designed and hand crafted in our Muskoka, Ontario workshop to become a piece that stands alone as functional art.

Living Wood Design creates modern bespoke furniture with a focus on sustainability, with studios in Toronto and Muskoka, and we ship internationally! Founded by husband and wife design team Andy Gamper and Anna Smith, our innovative designs are created using local salvaged and reclaimed kiln-dried Ontario hardwoods and natural finishes.

TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP

After attending The University of Guelph for Music, Andy graduated from the Cabinetmaking program at Humber College in Toronto and was subsequently hired to teach both cabinetmaking and carving at Humber College. He also apprenticed with Swiss master carver Siggi Buhler for three years, honing his carving skills and working on sculptural pieces for a number of Toronto restaurants and specialty installations. Andy uses traditional techniques to create truly unique, artisanal pieces that stand alone as treasured heirlooms. Because our studio is small, the attention to detail and personal touch that goes into each piece is unsurpassed. Our tables and housewares have hand-beveled edges and hand-carved details and joinery that set our business apart as a specialty studio.