Basti is located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Our focus is creating iconic shapes from wood with the natural bark attached. Each work of art is cut freehand by Basti and each one is unique. Once cut, Leigh sands each piece, brands it with the Basti logo and prepares for shipment. Tom runs the office and manages the PR department. Our good friend, Robert, supplies our wood.

We are committed to producing the best product we can. We are always refining our designs, experimenting with new woods and looking for new inspirations. Suggestions are always welcome!

From The Studio


Our Philosophy

I have always been interested in the power of objects. A successful work of art, to me, has an energy that can affect an entire room and the people in it. Our goal is to create pieces of furniture that have this transformative power.

Our design emphasizes the natural beauty not only of the grain but of the shape of wood, trying to find the balance of form and function. To work this way is to work slowly taking time to “listen” to the wood not to impose our will on it. I think all woodworking is a collaboration between the wood worker and nature, here we are willing to let nature play a larger roll than most. We are always looking for a ways to incorporate organic shapes in our designs, we then go on to refine these shapes, exploring the tension between the organic and refined…….

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