History

The timeless simplicity of modern classic design.

Innovative. Contemporary. Refined. For more than 28 years, Altura Furniture has designed and manufactured wood furniture that is contemporary, yet classic. Modern, yet timeless.

Founded in New York City in 1983, the company now operates a state-of-the-art workshop in Portland, Oregon, a city renowned for its creative design culture and appreciation of skilled craft. The climate in a place where high design converges with the great outdoors is ideologically well-suited for Altura‚Äôs approach to the art of furniture-making. Altura’s founding partners and prominent staff of experienced furniture makers value the innate satisfaction of designing and manufacturing products in the company’s unique design-build environment.

Philosophy

A passion for design matched only by the desire to build.

Partners Jeff Behnke and Roland Zehetbauer have developed a multifaceted design approach: They develop visual design concepts balanced with functionality, and produce these pieces with superior structural integrity. Every line, joint and surface, reflects an ongoing quest for perfection. The partners strive to make each new design available in a wide variety of sizes and configurations to offer clients a broad selection. Drawing on an enormous historic repertoire of styles, finishes and techniques, the partners are known to explore the surprises of inspiration, which often lend a clever, innovative aspect to their work.