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Roman Tarnavsky

  • Furniture
  • Metalwork
  • Wood
Inspired by nature in the Pacific Northwest, clean aesthetic design, and quality construction; my pieces are intended to blend art with functionality. I never set out to become an artist. In my mid 30’s I found myself divorced and starting over. Looking for new furniture I could not find anything that was well crafted, to my tastes, and did not break the bank. I remembered back to high school shop class where I had a fair bit of success. Joining the Roundhouse community center I completed a number of courses, and although the first few projects were only meant to furnish my personal living space, I soon found a new creative outlet and hobby. The hobby became more serious when others loved my work and started asking for commissions. Today, I’m proud to work out of the Vancouver Community Laboratory in East Vancouver, where I also sit and assist as a member of the Board of Directors. My current emphasis is on clean, simple lines and a minimalist style. My goal is not to stray far from the natural beauty of the raw materials, create heirlooms that will last generations, and enjoy the design & crafting process.

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