Fiddle + Hammer is a small Milwaukee-based furniture company dedicated to the creation of handmade heirloom quality furniture. Made from the best materials possible, traditional joinery, and a modern aesthetic, the work expresses a love of wood, music, and a rich industrial past. The company is owned and led by Jordan Waraksa. Originally a sculptor and violinist, Jordan looks to the furniture he creates to blend mediums which can be seen and heard to create an experience you can feel. “When chosen tools do more than create, they inspire, they sing – a Fiddle and Hammer.” Most recently, Jordan sold two of his signature creations, The Bellaphone, to the new Goggle offices in New York City and one to Milwaukee’s soon to be unveiled The Joureymen Hotel.
THE BELLAPHONE Developed over the last decade, Jordan designed and created a wooden horn speaker, The Bellaphone. The Bellaphone’s shape acoustically amplifies the speakers hidden within it’s base. The horn is a testament to harnessing the resonant and warm qualities of the wood which they are carved from. They range in size from two to six feet tall, and are able to be integrated into any system or application, from a mobile device to home audio systems and theaters. The most recent versions are being created from reclaimed tequila and whiskey barrels – their prototypes were originally designed by Jordan to perform the music he writes and records.
- Milwaukee, WI
- Professional Status