When Jacob and Kristen Anderson had their son, they "began to transform [their] home into a kid proof toxic free zone," hunting down chemical-free alternatives to conventional products like housewares and furniture.
At the same time, Jacob - an Atlanta designer and all around DIY type of guy - was bored with the furniture he was finding. He wanted pieces for his home that had soul. He ran across a linseed oil-based stain at IKEA, and something just sparked! He loves the rustic look that the Behandla stain lends his work and started making more pieces.
Jacob's a fan of "simple designs" that are "brutalist, shaker, and modern," and his work has a lot of influence from music. You can count on encountering what he calls "library music," or droning electronica in his workroom.
He creates all of Anderson Modern's furniture using reclaimed, locally-sourced wood. It's not so much that he's drawn to eco-friendly materials, but he says that, "materials that are earth friendly came to me. They were already begging to be left unadulterated, and kept in their most simple form."
The result is a collection of furniture featuring clean lines and showcasing the natural beauty of his materials. Atlanta folks can find Anderson Modern's pieces at Criminal, a local record shop. For custom pieces or folks outside of the Atlanta area, you can email Jacob at firstname.lastname@example.org.