Griffin Modern

Industrial and Mid Century Modern Furniture

Griffin Modern is a high end industrial and mid century modern style furniture and design shop.  We call the style "Industrial Modern" but it works well in Vintage Industrial, Steampunk and Dieselpunk settings as well. 

Griffin Modern is a specialty furniture and design shop located in West Des Moines, Iowa.                                  

I've worked with wood my entire adult life.  I worked my way through college as a framing carpenter.     After college I worked in a custom kitchen/millwork shop and spent the better part of the next three decades designing and building furniture for a woodworking magazine.

All Griffin Modern pieces are designed and built by me,  right here in Des Moines.                                                 I design it, build it, finish it, and (if you're out of state) crate it and load it on the truck. 

I specialize in Industrial and Mid Century Modern pieces but this is a custom shop and I can do most any style.  Most of my business is custom work so if you're looking for something more "traditional" please give me a call or send me an example of what you're thinking about and I'll see what I can come up with.  

Each GM piece in the gallery section of the website is available unless it's tagged as sold.  However, if you like one of the pieces listed as sold,  I'm happy to build another similar piece for you.  

The real advantage of "custom" though is that you can tell me what you'd like to see. You want a different color combination, different hardware, two drawers instead of one, dimensioned to fit a specific space?     No problem.  Usually anyway.                                                                                                                                               I've done custom logos, hidden compartments, slide outs for wine glasses, bottles, cigars, firearms, etc.         If you do decide to order something, I typically send a daily log with photos of your piece as it's being built.   This seems to be very popular.  

Nearly 40 years in and I still love what I do, and I'll do my best to make sure you'll love it too.                     There are several customer reviews posted in the "In The Shop" section of the gallery as well as photos of several custom pieces that get shipped out before they're professionally photographed..                          There's even a commercial bathroom I designed and built for a hotel in Illinois. 


Thanks for Visiting

Kent Welsh,

Griffin Modern Furniture and Design