Hinterland creates unique work for people to use, enjoy and cherish. We are artists, woodworkers and craftspeople who build by hand using natural materials. Drawing on fifteen years’ experience, we believe in and stand behind our techniques, designs and finished products.
To us, materials are at the heart of what we make. They provide the initial inspiration for the design, and also provide the user with an innate and ongoing connection to the natural world. We care about where we source, prizing salvaged, found and local materials. And we care about how we treat those materials through the building process.
Everything we build has a story. It starts with the materials, is shaped by the design and build, then develops through the many hands that use it throughout its lifetime.
Founder Riley McFerrin is a visual artist, designer and builder. Inspired by his background in art, work in modernist architecture, and relocation to the forests of British Columbia, he created the Hinterland aesthetic.