FOLK originated from the desire to create pieces that will be around and stay around. Frustrated with the overabundance of cheap disposable products while simultaneously seeing the underutilized and highly talented craftsmen right here in Portland — FOLK was born. The founder, Richard Koehler, has a strong eye for simple design combined with a deep knowledge of materials and process. This leads to many of the beautiful objects that define FOLK. The idea is clear: responsibly build beautiful furniture, lighting, and goods that will last a lifetime. Our core values dictate the way our company lives and breathes.