Our aim is to create modern, artistic furniture and home goods that bring unique joy and beauty into your residential or commercial space.
Peter Dore, Co-Founder, Furniture Designer, Head Craftsman
Peter's practice sits on an array of influencers including printmakers, painters, furniture craftsmen, and industrial design concepts and materials. He looks to Ellsworth Kelly’s shapes, George Nakashima’s philosophy, Richard Tuttle’s whimsy and confidence, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s rhetoric, and his mentor Dana Byrd’s thoughtfulness for direct infusion when in need of inspiration. Peter uses new and traditional processes to design and build modern, artistic furniture that will stand the test of time.
Emily Heggie, Co-Founder & Industrial Designer
Emily is strives to design products that are thoughtful in simplicity, honest in construction and built to last. Her education in Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute provides her with a keen sense of form and proportion, attention to detail, and value for human centered design. Emily also studied furniture design in Copenhagen, Denmark where she gained a deeper appreciation for craft and clean, honest connections. She looks to designers such as Hans Wegner, Alvar Aalto, and the Eames for their elegant forms, understanding of materials and timeless designs.
BEHIND THE NAME
Boothby's (pronounced booth-bee) namesake comes from the creative yet industrious act of Mayor Frederic E. Boothby, Portland Mayor from 1901-1903, who installed a watering trough at one end of Boothby Square Park in 1902. It served the community by form and function. The statue was removed after a crash, and almost forgotten. It was acquired by an antique collector who eventually sold the trough back to the city during an effort to revitalize historic charm. It's a story that drives a desire to build on the distinct privilege and inspiration that stems from living and working in a place like Portland, Maine.