Urban Tree

HISTORY

Established in 2011, Urban Tree creates distinctive custom furniture and designed objects using wood from Pittsburgh’s urban forests. Through fine craftsmanship and artistry, Urban Tree’s designs celebrate the unique character of urban growth wood. The studio’s devoted team of former and practicing architects, artists, designers, carpenters, and project managers, deliver precise, functional, and remarkable products.

APPROACH

Following a customized process of milling and kiln-drying, Urban Tree’s design process brings new life to a variety of urban hardwoods. Salvaging wood destined for mulch or landfill, the studio continually explores fresh applications, finishes, and details to best enhance the inherent beauty of reclaimed trees. Through collaboration with its clients, Urban Tree’s furniture, including dining tables, desks, accent pieces, and custom installations, brings the unrivaled character of reclaimed trees to residential and commercial spaces.

FUTURE

Urban Tree enjoys a strong connection to the region’s environmental roots and the Pittsburgh community. With clients including the Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes, UBER Advanced Technologies, 4moms, and ASCEND Pittsburgh, Urban Tree continues to evolve and expand its offering for both large-scale and commercial clients, as well as homeowners.