A Little Look Inside The Maker
Craftsmanship and a great work ethic are elements I learned organically growing up. My family tree is filled with various hard working tradesmen that have helped shape me into the person and maker I am today.
After discovering that true happiness does not translate directly from annual monetary earnings I decided to change course and invest in a more meaningful future. In the end a smile can not be bought or sold, so it must be earned through hard work and dedication to a craft.
From my life’s relationships and experiences, I have gathered skills and knowledge in my head and in my hands. I now apply them creatively producing out of my studio CAUV Design in Red Hook, Brooklyn and see designing and making as ways of consistently testing, improving and expressing myself.
"The Best Time to Plant a Tree Was 20 Years Ago... The Second Best Time is Right Now."
- Ancient Chinese Proverb
Pledge to Give Back
I Strive to Primarily Use Hardwoods Obtained thru Sustainable or Natural Sources When Creating My Designs.
On top of that: For Every Piece Sold a Donation is made to an Organization that Focuses on Planting Trees in National Parks that have Suffered Losses Due to Disease, Insect Outbreaks, and Wild Fires. Every little bit counts and this will seek to Ensure a Vibrant Future with Green Spaces for Animals and Humans Alike.
Purchase a Piece = Plant a Tree
TESTIMONIALS From Clients
Gonnella Wine Fridge Unit
CAUV Design. Joe (owner) is incredible. He is truly an artist and a great human being. We wanted to build a custom wine cabinet - Joe went through several rounds of sketches with us, measured every inch of the space and personally delivered (and helped setup) a beautiful final product. From start to finish, Joe was professional, kind and diligently executed every detail of the project. I cannot recommend Joe and his work enough.
- Chris Gonnella
"Flying Gent" Branden Givand
CAUV Design. There's not enough I could say about Joe (owner) and his work.
I had been looking many months for someone who could not only use wood for custom pieces, but also incorporatemetal work. I have a shop where the feel is very modern industrial. So metal and wood are a big part of the space. I came across some of his work and was like "THIS IS IT!" The tables I saw were EXACTLY what I was looking for. I reached out to him, and he was happy to hear about the project and he met me right on site. I gave him my vision in detail. After talking with him, I immediately knew he was the right guy for the job. He is passionate, talented, attentive to detail, and creative. I needed someone who would take my vision and run with it. As we started the project he laid out the pieces for me and gave me more ideas and suggestions to take it to the next level. The epitome of professionalism. You can tell he has an eye for detail and makes one of a kind world class pieces. The end result was insane. I couldn't be more happy with the job he's done. I highly recommend CAUV Design. You shall not be disappointed.
-The Flying Gent
Ben's Steel and Reclaimed Beech Parson Style Dining Table
" Joe is very knowledgeable and was extremely helpful during the whole design/planning process. He had great ideas and recommended things that I hadn't thought of. The table BLEW my wife and me away! We are so happy with it. The quality of the steel framing and Joe's woodworking abilities really shine. He spent a lot of time getting the table to be just right, and it shows. Not a single weld is visible and the finish on the frame and wood top is perfect. "
"Now my wife and I just have to figure out to do with the rest of the room because it is not worthy of our table!"
"Thanks Joe... we will 100% be coming to you for future furniture needs!"
- Benjamin Miller
Custom Twin Loft Bed
Welded Steel Frame w/ Black Walnut Inlay Shelving and Grade8 Hex Hardware
"Joe was able to take a few pictures and my ideas and create a beautiful loft bed for our sons. He delivered the product and showed my husband how to set it up so we could move it in the future if necessary. The process was great, with no complaints."
- Nancy Blake