Blending Casual and Sophisticated

Jeffrey Botwin, designer of the Handwork Collection, characterizes the West Coast sensibility the pieces represent this way: a tendency toward understated luxury, casual sophistication, and an eclecticism that balances the lay between nature and urbanity.

These seating options and tables reflect his focus on fluidity of line and sculptural forms. “I am always inspired,” he says,” by simplicity and purity of design. Generously proportioned yet finely detailed, in combination or mixed with other pieces, Handwork Collection seating carries a note of understated luxury.

Within the collection are options for classic upholstery and timeless tailoring. Together with the precise joinery of the bases, they offer ample opportunity for the skills of Cumberland craftsmen to shine in furniture that brings sophistication and durability to any environment.


With both an Undergraduate and Graduate degree in Architecture from Cornell University, Jeffrey Botwin has explored a wide range of disciplines in his 18-year career. During his time in New York, he worked on a variety of projects, both commercial and residential. After relocating to San Francisco in 1994, he worked for Gap and Banana Republic Home brands. In 2004 he moved south to LA where he collaborated with Barbara Barry in an interior design and product design capacity. He formed his own design firm, Herringbone Design, an interdisciplinary collaborative in 2006.

Jeffrey Botwin