Charlie Baker's custom rustic designs—fashioned from driftwood and salvaged materials—have graced gardens across the country, as well as the windows of Hermès. We investigate the story behind this innovative landscape designer and furniture maker.
The Long Island City, New York–based Baker developed a name for himself with intricate outdoor structures and stylish furniture and accessories — custom-created designs in driftwood and salvaged materials that maintain the integrity of the natural setting outdoors or introduce nature to the indoors. In landscape, he fashions decks, pergolas and gazebos that feel fresh and organic. “I strive for a finished product that doesn’t look ‘landscaped,’” he says, “and my more natural projects are often built to look like they grew together on their own.”