2019, Cherry, ash, natural oil finish, 24 x 10 x 8 in.
Rhodes is a furniture designer and maker who offers a line of made-to-order pieces as well as custom work. He focuses on the details of a piece—be it small painted accents, or the carved texture on the underside of an armrest—as a way to bring little moments of joy into our daily interaction with often overlooked objects. Rhodes was born and raised in Austin, studied furniture design and woodworking in Olympia, Washington, and in the fall of 2018 returned home to Austin and started his furniture studio, Rhodes Hinman Craft + Design. His studio is a part of the Splinter Group—an artist and maker collective on E. Cesar Chavez St. When Rhodes is not developing new furniture pieces for his collection or working on custom commissions, he is working on high end custom cabinet and millwork projects for respected local architects, interior designers, and private clients. Whatever the scale or scope of the project, be it a full room of built-in cabinetry or a single chair, the same attention to detail, tactile engagement, and finish quality is present in the work.