"My dream is to create something that can be inspiring for hundreds of years." -Mark Hanson
"It's attention to detail that makes the difference between average and stunning."
One of Mark Hanson's first forays into design / build was creating a wooden cigar box computer for his sixth grade science fair. His abundant curiosity led him early on to metal shop, wood shop and jewelry making. These embryonic projects instilled a lifelong love of good design that ultimately resulted in the launch of his own design studio in 1983 in Portland, Oregon.
His experience includes extensive training in Western and Eastern woodworking methods which are used to translate his unique designs into heirloom-quality furniture. His wide ranging talents also include solid modeling, prototyping, product design, and museum quality antique repair and restoration. In a career spanning over three decades, Mark has developed versatile skills that have become increasingly rare in today’s mass produced environment.
With stints including advanced product engineer at Nike, technical consultant to Ecomadera (a sustainable Ecuadorian rainforest group) advisor for Canopy LLC (sustainable building products), and product designer for many more clients, Mark thrives in an environment that challenges his creativity. His expertise has been called on as a representative to the Governor’s Trade Mission to Japan for the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers, contributor to the Western Juniper Furniture Market Research, advisor for uses of indigenous wood species in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Mark grew up skiing in the Colorado Rockies and bicycling throughout the scenic West, sports he still enjoys when he is not working. His love of the outdoors and its organic forms, textures, and colors is demonstrated in his work. Travels to much of Europe, Greece, Japan, China, Taiwan, Brazil, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have informed his designs with a sophisticated international sensibility. Mark's customers challenge and inspire him everyday. If you can dream it, he can design and build it with function, style, comfort and beauty.
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MARK HANSON STUDIO
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed
ONE OF A KIND
with a loving touch.
"The best repair is the one that is not detectable."
CAD, Solid Modeling, Prototyping and Complete Fabrication.
"Everything you imagine
Furniture, Achitectural Fixtures, Small Products
and Fine Art.
A passion for fabricating
creative designs into
masterpieces since 1983