Craft & Material Studies


Bryce Moore

Context Furniture


Named to Crain's Detroit Business' "Twenty In Their 20s" list, designer Bryce Moore is not taking his success sitting down.

Rather, the Royal Oak entrepreneur is gaining recognition as a designer building places to sit down - as the founder of furniture design firm Context.

Working in tandem with his wife, Kerry, Moore has gained notoriety for a trademark style that blends the old with the new - a design aesthetic often accomplished by fusing furniture pieces made from Baltic birch plywood with accent hardwood such as walnut, maple, or mahogany.

This fused layer, which has become the Context trademark, has led to the prominent placement of Moore's pieces in Interior Design, Architectural Record, dwell, core 77, New York Spaces, Display & Design Ideas (ddi), Fine Furnishings International and Furniture Style magazines.

Although Moore began building furniture while living in Montana, he credits CCS with teaching him about international design styles, such as Japanese expressionism, that influenced his Context trademark.

"The principles that guide our designs are based in the symbiotic relationship that we share with different objects in particular furniture, and our own narrative that we apply and decide to explore through the design process," said Bryce, who has also designed furniture for local bars, like The Bosco and The Emory in Ferndale.