Product development for Werk Arts started when owner Barret Werk was around the age of 7. His first mission - to build wings out of bamboo and brown paper bags, in order to fly around his neighborhood to see friends and then later go on to explore the world. Werk's process has been greatly refined since then, but his sense of adventure in his work over the last 15 years in Hawaii, remains the same. Always pushing the limits and testing new materials to result in the best possible products.
Barret has always had three main interests. Woodworking, Sustainability and Biking. His background in fine woodworking developed while apprenticing with Parks & Parks in Hawi, Hawaii Island. After 9 years on Hawaii Island, he brought his skills and began a successful business on Oahu in 2009. He also spent many years working on organic farms around Hawaii Island, Australia, Germany and more. During his time on the land he started to experiment with joinery of materials that he encountered throughout his travels. His experience resulted into the creation of a livable bamboo structure. All the while he had continued his love for biking. Growing up in the Bay area, he became an avid mountain biker, competing for many years in the early years of the sports creation. He then continued onto bike touring internationally and has now been able to fuse all of his passions into his current work. From wood & bamboo furniture to home goods to bamboo bikes, all of his products are created with years of experience behind them.
Werk Arts strives for the perfect balance of function, beauty, simplicity, and value for all of our client's. We can help you choose the most appropriate design and materials for your project while working within your budget and delivering top quality.
Client List includes: The Hawaii Group, Cameron Hawaii, Global Village Boutique, Blkcoral, Lulu's Waikiki Restaurant, Inclusion Consulting, Olivia Lucia Design, The Descendants Film, California Pizza Kitchen, Seven for all Mankind, Target, Ala Moana Center, Dolphin Quest, Ohana Beach Rentals Hawaii.
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By appointment: 905 Kalanianaole Hwy Bldg 18 Kailua, Hawaii