Typical Job Costs:
$5,000 - 350,000
Denver's Choice for Beautiful Custom Furniture
Reid Bruggemann grew up using tools to build creative projects at home. As a teenager, he worked as a stone-cutter at a custom jewelry shop, which introduced him to fine craftsmanship. He also learned basic metalworking skills. He began designing and building furniture as a young adult. It soon became clear that having a strong understanding of materials and technique would help him to create good designs. In 1995, Reid began a full-time welding apprenticeship in Oregon. He later moved to Brooklyn, where he worked as a professional welder and machinist. Projects at work ranged from industrial equipment to fine furniture and sculpture. During this period he also studied blacksmithing with craftsmen in New York and New Jersey. He was fascinated with the process of forming hot metal. He developed this skill, making fine home furnishings, tools and hardware. At first, Reid was hired primarily to reproduce antiques. As his clients discovered his interest in design, he was hired to produce one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. Projects have ranged from chairs, tables, beds and lighting fixtures to banisters, doors, shelves, fire screens and fire tools. Reid enjoys working with clients to discover which materials, style and furniture pieces will best compliment their home environment. Reid currently lives in Denver, CO, where he produces handcrafted furniture for the front range and mountain communities, as well as clients in other parts of the country. Clients include: Lou Reed, Linda Evangelista, Richard Gere, Yannick Noah and Paul Tudor Jones.
Furniture Sales, Custom Furniture Design and Construction
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$1,000 - $9,999
I have called on Reid Brueggeman of Varja Forger to assist me on a few projects and my clients are always pleased to work with him. He is very professional, thoughtful, artistic, pragmatic and honest. His craftsmanship is unparalleled and his artistic designs are original and beautiful. I love having Reid in my arsenal of craftsmen who I am able to call upon to assist me in creating beautiful spaces for my clients. He has never let me down with either his communication or his products. I highly recommend using Reid for custom metal work for furnishings, structural elements or decorative items.
November 26, 2018
Reid built a series of railings and a custom ladder for a highly crafted, custom home project in the hilltop neighborhood. Reid was thoughtful and knowledgable, and the craftsmanship of his work was excellent. He took notice and great care of the design intent, and of the ways his work would interface and align with other building elements, and helped us translate that vision into a beautifully crafted reality. Reid also helped our project team by providing great technical advice on metal finishing that was beyond his scope, which proved invaluable in achieving a difficult patina finish. We're looking forward to working with Reid again!
October 4, 2018