Moran Woodworked

Charleston, SC

Morans

Michael Moran and Celia Gibson, the couple behind Moran Woodworked Furniture, are committed to honoring the natural beauty of wood through traditional craftsmanship, the responsible selection of materials and a modern approach to design. Michael, raised among the walnuts, ash and sycamores of Kentucky, Tennessee and Wisconsin, made his way to Charleston through academia and sport but remained to found Moran Woodworked Furniture in 2004. Celia, initially far more familiar with books than with trees, has lived beside both the familiar pines of the southeast and the spidery pollards of central London. After completing her Master’s degree at University College London, she moved to the lowcountry to join Michael and Moran Woodworked Furniture as a partner.

Favorite Artist
Our household agrees on Edmund de Waal and Ai Weiwei

Favorite US destination
Home

Favorite Book
Single books are impossible, so we will edit this to author… anything by John Steinbeck and Italio Calvino

Favorite Recipe
More of food memories really, as we don’t think a ‘reciepe’ actually exists for either, Michael’s mom’s French quiche with Celia’s greatgrandfather’s peach icecream

Favorite Weekend Activity
Gardening, bread baking, cocktails and Scrabble, park walking with the pup

Favorite Room in your home
Kitchen

New Artist or Author you have discovered
Novelist Rebecca Maaki’s first book The Borrowers; perhaps also early 20th century author, artist, musician Alberto Savinio.

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