Wayne Ignatuk is known for furniture made with
large "natural edge" hardwood slabs and burls with precisely
engineered square mortise-and-tenon joinery.
His functional and creative use of the butterfly
key has gained him the reputation of not only exceptionally beautiful
pieces but pieces of enduring strength that will inevitably become the
antiques of the future.
"Design and decorative features are the result
of an artistic collaboration: nature's indomitable will on the wood and
my own sense of beauty."
"The final form is determined as much by the
shapes and patterns of the material as by the whims of the