The American-born designer produces a hard wood furniture which embodies a sustainable system of sourcing, fabrication and design aiming to make people feel good about owning.
Sturdy and fair, Aaron Poritz Furniture embodies a sustainable system of sourcing, fabrication and design.
The process begins with wood from coffee and teak plantation trees as well as from old growth trees felled by Hurricane Felix – which strucked Nicaragua and several Central and South American countries in 2007– and sourced from the North Atlantic Autonomous Region on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. Aaron Poritz Furniture believes knowing where the wood is sourced is vital in developing a lasting connection and appreciation for the furniture.
The designer approaches each piece with a desire to combine strength, comfort, efficiency, quality and design. He focuses on limiting waste and using the strength of the tropical hard woods so the furniture uses no more material then necessary. Each piece is designed using expressive twists on classic wood joinery, showing off the geometric connections and allows the furniture’s structure to be easily seen and understood. The result is high-quality furniture that people feel good about owning.
Aaron Poritz is an American-born designer who splits his time between Managua, Nicaragua and New York City. He graduated in architecture at the California College of the Arts. His studio, established in 2012, specializes in responsibly sourced hardwood furniture for the home, hospitality and work environments.