Joshua Friedman

Overview
Traditional Japanese hand tools, joinery and techniques root the craftsmanship of Joshua Friedman’s furniture, drawing on his training in sukiya-daiku timber framing and architecture. The furniture uses intricately fitted joinery in place of hardware, and is crafted with an unyielding dedication to simplicity, balance and detailed attention. 

 

Together with artist Lindsey Muscato, Joshua Friedman founded his studio, Base 10 Furniture in Los Angeles, creating works that draw on influences of classical geometries, modern sculpture, and traditional Japanese woodworking. Designer and Tokyo native, Jennifer Yoko Olson began collaborating with the studio in 2018, and they continue to expand a growing collection.

Works