Brian is a furniture designer specializing in handcrafted contemporary furniture. His education in architecture was fueled from an early age fascination with building. Upon graduating with a BS in Geology from The Colorado College, Brian spent much time traveling and kayaking around the world. He returned to the United States to earn a MA in Architecture from Virginia Tech. There, he became intrigued with the tectonic nature of building, where the forces generating a particular structure are revealed through a choice of construction and materials. His summers spent building and raising hand-cut timber frame structures taught him about the diverse tradition of woodworking and joinery. While working for a high-end residential architecture firm, it became clear that he missed a truly hands-on approach to both designing and building, and in 2003 Brian Fireman Design emerged. Allowing the inherent beauty and natural characteristics of wood to influence his designs, balancing each piece’s practicality with its structural, sensual, and formal qualities, he has created a unique line of furniture. Brian’s work has been exhibited nationally and published in a variety of magazines. He works from his studio in Tryon, North Carolina.