Gowanus Designer of the Month: Brooke Wade


Brooke is a woodworker and artist based in Gowanus, Brooklyn. A classically trained dancer, she performed for many years with Cincinnati Ballet, and continues to thrive on mind-body labor through woodworking. Brooke gained experience working in design/build studios throughout New York City, most recently contributing to custom furniture and installation projects with Aardvark Interiors

Brooke draws inspiration from wabi-sabi aesthetics and metaphysics, maps and cartography, interiors and spaces, and the sense of place. Brooke personally gathers salvaged and reclaimed wood from across the U.S., and hopes that the pieces she makes both evoke their place of origin, and contribute to the consonance of their place of rest.