Figured wood has been prized for its beauty, mystery, and universal appeal for centuries. Peter Howkinson has always been drawn to wood that is rich in color, luster, texture, and grain. He prefers a more organic, free-form design using natural or live edges; he believes each piece should be designed individually to the shape and characteristics of the wood being used. Peter sometimes incorporates found objects into the design of the project, and every piece is one of a kind.