Derek Hurd, Studio 1212 (handcrafted furniture)


Studio1212 is a design and production handmade furniture studio located in the Surel Mitchell Live/Work/Create District of Garden City.

I moved west as a young man from the green hills of Vermont to the rugged mountains of Montana in pursuit of a professional degree in architecture. After acquiring my masters of architecture Montana State, my wife Danielle and I migrated south, out of the snow, to amazing Boise, Idaho. During my thesis year in 1996 I filled in a gap with an advanced level furniture design class…it changed my life. I have been designing and building custom furniture ever since. This has developed into Studio1212 which now ships hundreds of pieces of custom and production furniture nationwide each year.

The process of creating bespoke furniture is much like any creative process. A spark of an idea, a period of rumination, a design phase that may be minutes, hours, or years, then continued design during fabrication and production. I am fortunate to have clients that work with existing designs and want small changes to keep the shop productive, as well as clients who give me full creative license to fill their needs.