Robert created the ideas and concepts behind Leaf + Wood in a wood shop deep in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn where he wanted to offer a new alternative for the modern connoisseur, Leaf & Wood.
Driven by his own creative hand as a woodworker by trade, Robert's passion for design and working in wood, led him to apply his skills and curiosity to create pieces that could elevate the cannabis experience beyond the stigmas of the past, and be proudly displayed in any home.
Raised in upstate New York, Robert studied art and woodworking at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where he found his passion for creativity and exploration. Some examples of his work in this portfolio.
He joined Beagle & Potts, a full service custom cabinet shop in 2008 and became owner of the Brooklyn based business in 2011. Robert and his team were known for their beautiful, one-of-a-kind installations in high-end homes across New York City.
Over the years, Robert developed a vision to create an elegant grow cabinet that would fit into any home environment. An avid aficionado who me other growers online, spent hours on forums listening, asking and answering questions about his own techniques, The Cabinet was born in 2018.
Realizing he didn't want to stop there, he dreamt of the rolling trays he'd be proud to display at his home in Brooklyn, and family lake house upstate. Rolling trays that are more akin to functional art. Touching on ideas of Chinese tea ceramonies, zen philosophy, humble living. Always testing new combinations of ideas, Robert is alway trying to see how far he can push these concepts, while blending the ideas of Art x Woodworking X Cannabis.