Profile of Emma Senft

I create fine furniture and contemporary objects focusing on natural materials and in particular wood. Drawing on traditional techniques and hand-worked details, I use playful forms to create unique and timeless quality furniture. I’m inspired by the opportunity for people to connect with everyday objects, re-explore the built world and find stories in the tradition of craft. For me it is remarkable to consider the amount of intention that has gone into every aspect of a built environment. I find it powerful that objects inherently contain a form of storytelling and that by sharing that with a client or an audience, you can create meaning and connection to quotidian objects in people’s lives. I use hand carving to create texture and patterning that bring a liveliness to a piece and it’s interaction with light and space. Combining geometry, line and organic form I aim to make work that walks the line between functional furniture and art. I work to convey my connection to the raw material of wood and the process of working it. I am especially interested in connecting with other women in traditionally male dominated fields. Based in Montreal, Canada.

Carved Clocks

Carved Clocks

Tilde table

Tilde table

Tilde & Wave Tables

Tilde & Wave Tables