Designer Spotlight: Alma Allen


Self-taught sculptor and designer Alma Allen takes cues from the natural world when designing his found wood, stone, and bone objects. While Allen's work is visually stunning, it's also infinitely touchable. Each piece of furniture or sculptural object is painstakingly sanded and polished until it's perfectly smooth.

Besides his amazing furniture and sculptural work, Alma is also a talented builder, who designed and built his green home, which I featured in a Coveted Crib slideshow. To find out more about this designer and his work, just read more.


Allen lives in Joshua Tree with his girlfriend Nancy and their dogs Fritz and Clara. His work has been included in publications like Dwell and the New York Times, and featured in galleries in New York City and Japan, among other places. Almost all of his furniture is crafted from salvaged wood, with claro walnut and ironwood two of his favored woods to work with. Definitely check out the gallery for more of his work, and if you're interested in finding out more about Alma's sculpture or furniture, contact him via his website.

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