Custom Work

Client inspired commissions form the basis of my work.

The creation of your unique piece of furniture is a collaborative design process. You and I will work closely to clarify your individual needs and tastes, and to ensure that the final piece will incorporate well with its final destination. If you are working with interior designers or architects, their guidance will be welcomed as well.

There are many possibilities for commissioning a custom work:

  • You may choose an existing design from my catalog
  • We may modify a piece that you are drawn to and customize it with your own choice of wood and / or different dimensions
  • Or you may be inspired to commission an altogether new and exciting creation

My goal is to work in collaboration with you to create new and unique pieces that are specifically tailored to your personal needs and tastes, complimenting and enhancing the space you are furnishing.

  • Our dialogue begins either by phone or e-mail per contact info below.
  • We will first assess specific functions the piece has to meet in your home. (design consultation is conducted on-site or via photos and video)
  • Where the work will be placed in your home can provide inspiration from its surroundings or pose appropriate limitations.
  • From this we will determine dimensions to outline its overall shape.
  • I will provide preliminary sketches and drawings for your review.
  • Samples will assist you in the final selection of wood and finishes.
  • If desired, we can discuss where exposed, finely crafted joinery can form visual accents and beautiful evidence of meticulous workmanship.
  • Exact scale work drawings after design revisions with cost estimate
  • Final review and approval
  • 50% deposit with balance due upon delivery or prior to shipment
  • Original, one-of-a-kind pieces will be signed and dated.

I am happy to deliver furniture personally within the Four Corners region (free within 60 miles).

Nationwide and international shipping is available for an additional charge, fully insured with different options to be discussed.

“In today’s crowded market, it takes a lot to make one stop and dwell! When I first saw Christoph Neander’s work, I said ‘This is more than couture furniture, it is functional art’. It was very clear that this was the hand of a European Master Craftsman. One gets the impression that the wood melts like butter in Christoph’s hands, his passion and craftsmanship is so inspiring. Christoph is an artisan of precision where every detail has value.

His love and caring for his art form is evident, inspiring me to take these qualities into my own life. Christoph Neander’s work has a classic and yet modern design, a statement in a room that will withstand the passage of time.”

Vivienne Mackinder, Founder of

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To learn more about this creative collaboration between you, possibly including your interior designer or architect, and myself, please contact me.

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Exquisite artistry, manifested in the finest hardwoods, distills the essence of your home or office's individuality. The honesty of the work combines with the elevated qualities of fine art to create furniture that is equally a visual and practical pleasure. Meticulous attention to detail is enhanced by traditional craftsmanship, with a classical artistic foundation.

Creative combinations of contemporary design, elegant functionality, and fine craftsmanship are the hallmark of Christoph's work. His inspiration draws from a clean, contemporary design aesthetic, from the individual needs of his client, and from the demands of the space his art will inhabit. His authentically crafted bespoke art transcends the utilitarian nature of furniture, to create a work of simplicity and joyful use, that reminds us of our ideals.


Handcrafted in Santa Fe, NM


    Christoph Neander

    152 Calle Don Jose
    Santa Fe, NM 87501
    Studio: 505-471-0534
    Cell: 505-903-3762

    Over 30 Years Experience

    If you are interested in a collaborative design process to realize your vision, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

    About Christoph

    We need objects that have been carefully made, and come to us without any hype and hollow fantasies, so that we can touch something honest.

    My work experience has exposed me to a variety of creative environments, such as restoring antique furniture in Frankfurt, Germany, collaborating with the Rhode Island School of Design during my 7 years of living in Providence, and operating my own studio in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado until I set up shop and home in Santa Fe in 2000.

    Little did I know, when I started my woodworking education in Garmisch in the Bavarian Alps over 30 years ago, that I would find myself living and working among the arid lands and open spaces of the American Southwest, creating meticulously crafted pieces of furniture here in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This is a long way from my native Germany, from which I immigrated to the United States after my rigorous four year apprenticeship was completed.

    I have since expanded my traditional foundations of craftsmanship, in order to combine my intimate knowledge of furniture construction with a cleaner, contemporary design aesthetic. Often, this has been inspired by the serenity and elegant simplicity of Japanese forms and lines.

    Santa Fe Modern since 2017
    Gabriel Gallery, Santa Fe, NM since 2005
    Lo Fino Gallery, Taos, NM, 2003-2004
    Lew Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, since 2002
    Shidoni Arts, Santa Fe, NM, 1999-2002
    Materia/The Hand and the Spirit Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 1998-2004
    Kent Galleries-The Contemporary Craftsman, Santa Fe, NM 1997
    Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, since December 1996
    National Tour, 1995 – 1997 incl. Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, DC
    “Conservation by Design”
    Pritam and Eames Gallery, Easthampton, NY
    “Furniture Spring 1995”
    Architect and Design Building, New York City
    “Green Design New York,” October 1994.
    Pritam and Eames Gallery, Easthampton, NY
    “Furniture 1994”
    Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design,
    “Contemporary Art In Rhode Island,” February through April 1994.
    Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design,
    “Conservation by Design,” (RISD/Woodworkers Alliance for Rain Forest Protection),
    October through January 1993-94;
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York City “Summer Furniture Invitational,” 1993.

    1999 Artist in Residence at Anderson Ranch Art Center, Aspen, CO
    1999 Fellowship Grant-Visual Art 3-D, Colorado Council on the Arts
    1998 Finalist NICHE Magazine Award
    1995 First Grand Prize “Osh Kosh Building America Design Contest”
    1994 Finalist “Excellence in Craftsmanship” Award, Woodworker Magazine

    500 Cabinets – A showcase of Design and Craftsmanship by Lark Crafts 2010
    Furniture Studio Two, The Furniture Society 2001
    The Custom Furniture Source Book, Taunton Press 2001
    Telluride Magazine, Winter 1998/99
    The Telluride Watch, 1/99
    American Craft Magazine “Portfolio” October 1996
    Design Book 7, Fine Woodworking, Taunton Press September 1996
    Woodshop News October 1993

    2015 Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina – summer faculty
    2001 to present, teaching faculty at Santa Fe Community College, Fine Woodworking Dept.
    1993 to present, independent studio work for private collections and galleries. 1998 to present: Member of The Furniture Society
    1994 Summer term teaching assistant to Michael Hurwitz, Haystack Mountain School Of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine.
    1987 to 1992, Geoffrey D. Warner Fine Furniture Exeter, RI. Sponsored by Geoffrey Warner under US. Immigration Statutes, employed to execute high-end, custom-designed furniture (residential, commercial, gallery).
    1986 Matthias Cropp, Master Cabinetmaker, Kronberg, Germany. Restored antique furniture using original antique tools, techniques, and materials.

    1997 Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass: Furniture Design Intensive
    1981-1984 Technical School For Cabinet Making And Woodcarving, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Degree student in furniture building.
    1980-1981 Trade And Technical School Of The District Of Offenbach, Germany. Preparatory training in basic woodworking.