We don't just care about beautiful furniture and architectural structures, we care about respecting our planet, reducing our carbon footprint and living in harmony.
Our commitment is to pursue excellence in the spirit of the craftsmanship of a bygone era. We seek to raise the bar by offering superb workmanship, a wide selection of customizable options, top-notch customer service and to making memorable moments more magical. Our promise is to give our best to each and every project we design while respecting our environment by sustainably sourcing materials as much as possible; and to remain proudly made in the U.S.A.
John and Leigh Spiteri wanted a simpler way of living without compromising beauty for function.
When searching to find furniture that would store everything in an organized fashion, while representing their personal design tastes AND that was built to last (always respecting the planet), they came up short. So John did what everyone else does – he converted the kitchen of their 3rd floor walk-up into his carpentry workshop. You read right, carpentry workshop and back to kitchen all in the same day (after day, after day).
The name of their company, The Farm Mechanic, represents their love of both organic and inorganic materials, their love of products that don’t sacrifice beauty for function, as well as their obsessive need for quality that helps to reduce their carbon footprint. Their approach to designing each product is a lot like putting together a puzzle. Each piece is designed to meet a specific need in the most simple way possible, while maintaining beauty and function. They seek to transform the complexion of environments without changing the physical environment by digging or adding more waste. They hope their architectural structures and decor will leave you enchanted and completely awe inspired.
Our Design Philosophy
Wabi-Sabi is both a philosophy and a design aesthetic. Essentially, Wabi-Sabi is meditation on life. Spaces are not just designed to be attractive. They’re created with a deeper purpose – to reflect philosophical and spiritual ideals and inspire reflection. Every single object will have been carefully chosen and positioned to provoke contemplation.