Enkle is simple.
Enkle Designs is a small company located in Raleigh, North Carolina. We specialize in the design and construction of handmade furniture and home accessories. Our pieces are inspired by the beautiful simplicity of Scandinavian design from both the mid-century and modern eras. We have a passion for simple yet thoughtful designs that bring function into the home. Our skilled master craftsmen construct all of our designs by hand, using traditional and modern techniques to provide top quality pieces. We put a high value on creating a sustainable product by using sustainable hardwoods and plant based non-VOC finishes. We also specialize in creating custom design pieces to best serve our clients' needs.
Matt was born in Durban South Africa and has lived in Seattle, Greensboro, and Raleigh. He learned his woodworking and design skills from his father, who studied antique furniture restoration in London. Matt enjoys designing, restoring, and building furniture. His designs are inspired by the natural beauty of modern era furniture from the Scandinavian region of the world.
Master Craftsman -
Chris, Matt's father, has been in the antique furniture restoration business for 40 years, and brings with him a vast amount of knowledge and experience gained by providing outstanding service to a worldwide client base. Originally completing his apprenticeship under a Christie's affiliated master craftsman in London, he has built up a solid repertoire of experience with all periods of fine European and American furniture. Although Chris has his own business (touchwoodrestorations.com), he works for Enkle Designs on various projects by sharing his expertise and craftsmanship.
Sales and Marketing Coordinator-
Carly has enjoyed learning a lot about woodworking over the years as Matthew's husband and Part Owner of Enkle Designs. Acquiring new business opportunities and seeing Enkle grow has been an area she quickly found herself in when she's not helping Matt design furniture. Her favorite part of Enkle is blending Scandinavian and African elements to new designs and communicating the passion behind the business - making global ideas, local.