Rather Well Design is an American studio dedicated to designing and building heirloom quality furniture.

Our line is a contemporary retelling of American craft. Following in the tradition of Shaker simplicity and humility, we construct each piece with an unpretentious aesthetic to showcase our natural materials and precise construction. All work is built to order in our Brooklyn, NY studio.

The studio was founded in 2013 by Eric Payne.

After studying furniture design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Eric moved to Brooklyn to learn from those at the forefront of the industry. For five years, he cut his teeth working for WRK Design/Build and Matthew Fairbank Design. Eric started Rather Well to explore form and craft while developing his own work. He currently spends his days covered in sawdust, listening to NPR, and building every piece that Rather Well produces.