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Monmade Product Profile: Bones and All

If you’ve ever sat down for dinner at The Vandal, spent a night out in the Ace Hotel gym or shopped for perfect denim at Madewell, then you’ve seen Bones and All’s work. This Pittsburgh-based woodworking company has (literally) shaped some of the most popular dining, drinking and shopping destinations in town, and they’re not done yet.

Bones and All began in 2012 when Zak Kruszynski left his graphic design job to create things with his hands rather than with the click of a mouse. The one-man-show turned into a small business with the addition of Zak’s wife and business partner, Kelsey Henson, and the two quickly set to work outfitting Pittsburgh’s most stylish businesses with their unique blend of Arts and Crafts-style furniture made with sustainably harvested, regionally available woods and reclaimed lumber.

While some woodworking companies simply design and create pieces to sell, Bones and All puts a big emphasis on creating custom pieces for home, hospitality, and retail clients based on the client’s specific vision. For example, the stools that they built for national women’s retailer Madewell: soft maple stools with wedged through tenons and a hint of mid-century modern flair, creating exactly the type of breezy, effortless style that Madewell is known for. These are in stark contrast with the heavy, school yard-inspired tables in the gymnasium at the Ace Hotel, or the rustic salvaged fir dining set they created for a private client. While they maintain the same recognizable attention to detail throughout every job, Bones and All’s success seems to come from their willingness to make their clients’ dreams a reality — and we can’t help but let our imaginations run wild with ideas for their stunning wood pieces throughout our own home (Built-in cabinets! Custom credenzas! The list goes on…)

So, what’s next for this independent furniture company on the rise? Since they’ve added two assistants at their woodworking shop, they’ve been able to grow their design and prototyping services while continuing to make custom furniture for clients. If you’re interested in having a Bones and All piece commissioned for your home, check them out on the Monmade website. And you can also catch them next week at our Holiday Open House Happy Hour at Industrious with other Monmade producers like Moop, Kerfcase and more.

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