Meet Furniture Designer Matthew Osborn

Matthew Osborn is a furniture and interior designer. His work incorporates various woods and metals to create stunning yet simple pieces that fit perfectly into the space they’ve been designed for.

He first began his path at Purdue University where he studied engineering, product design, and ceramics. He finished his studies at Herron School of Art and Design with a BFA in Furniture Design. “I have always been taken with beautiful product design and fine art but didn't initially think I could make either work as a career on its own.  It took me four majors to find a career that has an engineering/problem solving component, an artistic/design component, and a hands-on craft component.”  

Furniture design was the answer to this, being the perfect mix of engineering and design.

 Osborn designed and crafted the Harrison Gallery's descending table.

Osborn designed and crafted the Harrison Gallery's descending table.

The Harrison Center is home to one of Osborn’s beautiful designs – the descending table in the Harrison Gallery which was crafted from old growth pine reclaimed from the gallery ceiling in a recent renovation. His work can also be found in homes and businesses all around Indianapolis, including: Ash & Elm Cider co, Pia Urban Cafe, Foundry Provisions, Nottingham Realty, BGI Castleton, The Heritage Group, etc. 

 Iteration 2, quarter sawn oak and powder coated steel.

Iteration 2, quarter sawn oak and powder coated steel.

Osborn continues to create beautiful and unique pieces. He is excited to fulfill a dream of his by creating his own line of furniture to be produced in limited runs. Osborn’s work has made a wonderful impact on the Indianapolis art community and we are excited to see what else he has in store.

Osborn's exhibit, Iteration, continues in the Harrison Center's Hank & Dolly's Gallery through April 27.