"For many years I worked in a large corporate law firm, and it was a great career. I got to travel a lot nationally and internationally, but I was often really stressed at the end of the day. Ever since childhood, I had drawn in order to relax, and I noticed that I was still doing that even many years later. My passion for art wasn't going away, so after I retired I decided to channel that interest into making furniture. I paired with the machinist next door to design and build steel furniture for both outdoor and indoor use. I already knew the business side of things, but the craft part was new to me. It's been almost a year now and the business is growing. I don't have to be an expert at everything; my philosophy in hiring is to look for people who are a lot better at a lot of things than I am. It takes courage to let something go and completely change directions---it's scary---but I've been able to mesh my experiences with my passion, and I love every minute of every day now."
A few samples of the steel furniture / pieces: benches (above, below), gate, detail of gate
Anton Mack, Taylor+Mack, 151 Vance Avenue (corner of Vance & 2nd)