A Personal Touch

If you want to find a real-life Aidan from Sex and the City, head to Atlanta, Georgia. There you’ll find Kendrick Anderson, who creates custom furniture from his own self-named shop.

While studying English literature in college, Kendrick became transfixed with the idea of building a table. With no personal experience in woodworking, he looked to his family’s history—his grandfather owned a sawmill/lumberyard and his father builds custom homes. After that initial piece, Kendrick realized woodworking was in his blood. He says his inspiration comes from a combination of mid-century modern proportions, the clean lines of the Shakers, and the joinery of the arts and craft movement. Each exquisite, one-of-a-kind piece reflects these influences and the minimalistic style of its creator. “I am humbled by each piece and every client who grants me the opportunity to create something they will use for the rest of their lives,” Kendrick says.

Photos by Andrew Thomas Lee