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About Me

My name is Tyler Speir Bradford. I am a contemporary furniture maker working in San Francisco, California. I specialize in custom restaurant interiors, private commissions, and personal projects. Forms from the natural world inspire me: river flows, skeletal structures, and deep sea life can all be found in my work.

Failure is abundant in my trade, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I know of no other profession that requires so much physical and emotional investment with such a low percentage of success. There are times when it seems that everything wants me to give up. Everything resists: wood, metal, moisture, heat, gravity, space, and time. And then there's the human body, in the midst of it all. Creating a piece of furniture in the face of universal resistance is a test of will. The results of this test define me as an artist and a human being.