The California Workshop is a small craft guild committed to the practice of sustainable Modern Craft.  

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E-mail: Sales and Customer Support:

Phone: Sales and Customer Support:  323-642-7205

Room & Board: Select products at stores nationwide in the U.S. or online

ACME Furniture: Select products at stores in Tokyo and Osaka

ACME Furniture 渋谷店ファニチャー住所東京都渋谷区神南1-20-13 Gビル渋谷01 1F・2F電話番号03-5728-5355営業時間11:00~20:00定休日不定休ACME Furniture 自由が丘店ファニチャー住所東京都目黒区自由が丘2-17-7電話番号03-5731-9715営業時間11:00~20:00定休日不定休
ACME Furniture 大阪店ファニチャー住所大阪府大阪市西区南堀江1-16-19電話番号06-4391-3232営業時間11:00~20:00定休日不定休

Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM),  5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036  (323) 937 4230 x22, Tuesday - Friday: 11am to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12pm to 6pm


We value simplicity, utility and authenticity as they apply to just about everything.

We respect the planet and others and endeavor to do our best with what we are given.

We believe the merit of a product can't be separated from the process by which it is made including the resources consumed in its production, use and disposal.

We believe as William of Occam, that It is vain to do with more what can be done with fewer.


Michael Towey has been a student of design, craftsman and Engineer for over 25 years .  After years of designing products for commercial aviation and electronics, Michael opened a furniture store called Empiric in Los Angeles offering vintage Modern and institutional furnishings.  Buying, selling and restoring furniture for years lead to the production of Modern furniture inspired by the work of Ed Wormley, Robsjohn Gibbings, Paul McCobb and other great unknown craftsmen of the twentieth century.  Today at the California Workshop, his work is inspired by the varied works and philosophies of Soetsu Yanagi, Kaare Klint, Jean Prouve, Michael Thonet and Elon Musk.

Molly Croteau designs and makes sustainable handcrafted jewelry, home goods and art under the name Eclectic Ox (@eclectic_ox).  Passionate about conservation and sustainability, she has been refining her woodworking and origami skills at The California Workshop since 2014.

Colleen Kolling:  An important part of getting our orders out on schedule...When she isn't making and packing lampshades you can find her with her rowing club team training for the next race.

Nancy Hamm  is constantly cooking to feed her growing family.  We don't know where she finds the time but when she does, she's building wire harnesses and folding lamp shades with us at The California Workshop.

Jenn Kraten  Our newest team member is learning fast and we are happy to have her help with our increasing international orders.  Welcome to the team Jenn!