Creating Marfa-inspired furniture
building custom furniture and display fixtures for art galleries and commercial clients. Jamey met Constance when her boutique became one of his clients.
In 1998, hotelier Liz Lambert employed Jamey to design and build furniture for her renovation of Hotel San Jose in Austin. Five years later, she requested his help renovating Marfa’s Thunderbird Hotel.
The couple decided to call Marfa home, and upon completion of the Thunderbird, they considered their next step. Constance recalls that “After having done mostly commissioned projects for 15 of the past 23 years, we decided that we wanted more control over what we were making.” Inspired by the beauty of the vast Marfa Plateau and the simplicity of Judd’s furniture designs, the husband-and-wife team began designing the first Garza Marfa prototypes. In 2012, they officially launched their Garza Marfa line.
“We are really happy with the way our designs have been received… and the fact that Garza Marfa pieces have been shipped all across the country,” says Constance. “We just knew that we wanted to create a comprehensive group of furniture and textiles that reflected our aesthetic…and hoped there’d be people out there that would want them.”
To view the entire Garza Marfa line, visit them online at www.garzamarfa.com or call for an appointment. But don’t wait too long to place your order. Due to high demand for the handmade pieces, there’s a three-month lead time.
- by Kay Plavidal