Gale-Force Designer: Matthew Steckley

Steckley creates furniture from salvaged driftwood.

Inspired by the architecture of bridges, the Arches Writing Desk ($7,000) is cleverly crafted from salvaged Bischofia wood. “I knew if I could incorporate two continuous arch supports rather than four independent legs, there’d be no need for cross supports underneath to buttress the legs,” Steckley says.
Photo By Peter Harholt