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After a fire swept through his Carbondale studio in 2011, furniture-maker David Rasmussen vowed to rebuild. As part of a Kickstarter campaign, the 34-year-old created Wud: a collection of handmade walnut and maple trays and plates with a mid-century vibe. The pieces, inspired by modern Danish design, have since caught the attention of national retailers like Anthropologie and CB2 (though you can buy them locally at the I Heart Denver Store). Thanks to the Wud collection’s runaway success, Rasmussen has returned to crafting his beautiful custom furniture. But we love that the plates bring his flair right to your breakfast table.
WUD trays, $44–$79 each, David Rasmussen Design, 826 C Highway 133, Carbondale, 970-963-1653, drdcustomfurniture.com
—Photograph by Jeff Nelson