Zak Rose, zakrose
Zak Rose designs and builds custom furniture and cabinetry with an eye for simple lines and functionality, using reclaimed materials and natural finishes whenever possible. Zak’s passion for woodworking was sparked in a college sculpture class and stoked during his apprenticeship under artist-craftsman John G. Hatlestad. Zak has built furniture for -ism furniture and Lagomorph Design in Chicago, and was a co-owner of Woodshanti, a green woodworking cooperative in San Francisco. Zak returned to Chicago in 2009 and launched his eponymous label the following year. He strives to make timeless products that are simple yet sophisticated, inspired by classic design, natural forms, and creative collaboration.