Rather Well Design is an American studio dedicated to designing and building heirloom quality furniture.
Our line of furniture centers around a contemporary retelling of classic American craft. We design with a restrained aesthetic that allows the materials and techniques to speak for themselves. By showcasing traditional joinery and paring away the unnecessary, we put the focus on the functionality of the object. We aim to speak to the luxury market with a collection that is unpretentious in form and unparalleled in craft. Every piece is built to order in our Brooklyn, NY studio.
Rather Well Design was founded in 2013 by Eric Payne. After studying Furniture design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Eric moved to Brooklyn to continue honing his craft. He cut his teeth working for WRK Design/Build and luxury furniture brand Matthew Fairbank Design. Rather Well initially began as an outlet to explore form and craft, as well a platform for Eric to develop his own work. Now, he currently spends his days covered in sawdust, listening to NPR, and crafting every piece that Rather Well produces.