In the world of furniture designers dedicated to using sustainable resources in their one-of-a-kind creations, Allan Parachini certainly delivers. A resident of Kaua‘i since 2012, Allan’s career began as a reporter, where he worked for 26 years before moving on to work in public relations for nonprofit and government agencies. In 2010, he left this traditional career path to realize his dream of becoming a full-time furniture maker and artist.

From incredibly unique jewelry boxes to completely custom furniture pieces, Allan Parachini has been creating “functional art” since the 1980’s. Through a process that involves in-depth discussion with the client and even a possible visit to the space where the piece will reside, he is able to offer stunning art to those looking for inspiring, functional, and engaging designs in their living spaces and offices.

Not only an artist, but Allan is also a firm believer in the power of using materials originally thought of as nothing more than fodder for landfills, pallets, or firewood. With this belief in mind, Allan creates his artwork from native Hawaiian wood that has been obtained only from sustainable sources. By mixing species and an extremely modern style, he is able to create truly magnificent items.

“My pieces have very simple lines and are generally solid hardwood. I combine different woods in the same piece most of the time and use ebony, zebrawood, and other exotics liberally as highlights. What some people call knots, defects or blemishes are, to me, very likely the most alluring features of a piece of wood and warrant the greatest emphasis.” – Allan Parachini

Some of Allan’s work is available in-store at the Halele‘a and Black Pearl Galleries which are located in Hanalei, the Shops at Kukuiula and Lawai/Poipu.

In addition to being an Urban Wood Network Member, he is also a member of the Furniture Society and Fine Wood Artists.

Contact Allan HERE

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