Brian Chilton

Brian Chilton

Brian Chilton is a furniture designer and welder based in east Austin. Like most folks in Austin, I first found out about his work while eating at Contigo, our go-to restaurant whenever we have visitors in town. With clean lines and workhorse materials, Brian's furniture maintains a rustic, yet modern feel.

Scenes from Contigo.

Brian Chilton

I was reminded of Brian's great work when I came across this video explaining how he became involved with creating all the furniture at Contigo, even custom welding the awning at the restaurant. It feels serendipitous that this job would be the tipping point in his career, shifting him into full-time furniture work.

Studio furniture

I am always on the look out for simple and clean furniture, so when Makr Goods debuted their studio work stool, it shot to the top of my wish list. Each piece is made to order with steel and Florida Live Oak wood, crafted in Charleston, SC.

At $690/stool, this is furniture you save up for, a'la the fur coat loose change jar. Looking forward to owning one someday in the near-ish future; it's good to have goals.