“Necessity is the mother of invention.” - Plato
Our idea for Barrel-Art was originally born out of necessity. My wife and I lost everything in a fire during our move to Europe several years ago. We needed furniture immediately so I took up woodworking to build the critical pieces.
I thoroughly enjoyed the art of woodworking and decided to design a piece of my own. During our travels to the European wineries I was inspired to make a bar out of a barrel. My wife loved the concept so we searched the area wineries for the perfect barrel and came across a beautiful French Oak barrel from Bordeaux.
My efforts with the barrel generated a great deal of interest and I began developing other ideas for furnishings and barware that were made from barrels. My Wife and I brought my ideas back to the United States and after completing my business degree, I opened Barrel-Art in 2013. We craft flights, pens, furniture, and even metal art designs. With our help, you’ll be able to make your home bar look as beautiful as the one at your favorite restaurant.
Welcome to Barrel-Art, I'm Mike Prieto.