Eben Blaney Fine Contemporary Furniture

Eben Blaney Fine Contemporary Furniture
  • Eben Blaney Fine Contemporary Furniture
  • Eben Blaney Fine Contemporary Furniture
  • Eben Blaney Fine Contemporary Furniture
  • Eben Blaney Fine Contemporary Furniture
  • Eben Blaney Fine Contemporary Furniture
  • Eben Blaney Fine Contemporary Furniture
  • Eben Blaney Fine Contemporary Furniture
  • Eben Blaney Fine Contemporary Furniture

My work and passion is to design and build distinctive, useful, contemporary furniture pieces with exceptional craftsmanship using beautiful hardwoods. Incorporating sculptural, handmade details, I construct relatively spare yet elegant forms for discerning clients and modern, artful settings.

Growing up on the coast of Maine around wooden boat construction and after working in several custom woodshops on both the west and east coasts, I gravitated back to Portland, Maine where I began my business in the year 2000.

I build both speculatively and on a commission basis, showing and selling my work at select galleries, fine craft and design shows and, this coming season, at the new showroom located on my Edgecomb property.

. . .

Eben Blaney, contemporary furniture maker, Maine
Eben Blaney.

 

What furniture designer or maker do you admire most?
At the top, with others, would be Wharton Esherick. Because of his simple, organic, unadorned forms and the extent to which his art and creativity permeated his whole life and…. because in him, designer and maker were one.
 
What was your favorite piece to make?
My Cormorant Table. Because of the happy accidents that led me to its final details and shape. It was unanticipated, not highly planned, but an internal logic took over from an initial gesture and it then all fell together easily.
 
What one piece would you most like to make that you haven't?
I have several, but one particularly sculptural console table that I have already made a model of, needs to find some time to be realized.
 
Favorite drink?
A good IPA, please.
 
Last meal?
Pot roast and mashed potatoes.
 

By appointment.
96 Eddy Rd
Edgecomb, ME 04556
(207) 882-4208  ·  ebenblaney.com