PRINCIPAL | LEAD DESIGNER
Henry DeFauw has been creating architectural and furniture metalwork for 21 years, and since 2003 through his firm DeFauw Design & Fabrication. He learned woodworking in his father’s woodshop in Michigan, and went on to earn a BA in commercial illustration and graphic design at Detroit’s Center for Creative Studies. Since then he has worked in commercial, medical and technical illustration and graphic design; in film and television as a prop and set designer and builder; architectural restoration; fine art restoration, handling and installation; as a sculptor and painter showing in the US and Europe; as a macrobiotic chef in the US and Europe; and in his current role as principal and lead designer at DD&F.
Andy Chan has worked professionally in metal arts since 2004. He met Henry DeFauw in the industry, and joined him at DDF in 2008. Raised in Davis, where a junior high shop class planted the seed for his interest in metalwork, Andy attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to pursue technical knowledge of the field. When not playing with metal, Andy can be found crafting with an endless variety of other media, enjoying good food and beer, biking around Alameda and hiking on Bay Area trails.
PROJECT MANAGER | FABRICATOR
A graduate from California College of the Arts with a major in Furniture and Sculpture, Willem’s design and craft aspirations stem from both architectural concepts and a deep respect for traditional methods of making. He Joined DDF in 2012.
ASSOCIATE DESIGNER | LEAD DRAFTSMAN
Jimmy came to DDF shortly after receiving his Master of Architecture degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from Ball State University, not far from his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. When he is not working away at his desk, he is making his own personal designs in the shop or exploring the city with his dog, Wally.
Brent moved from Sacramento to the Bay Area to pursue a career in metal fabrication. In addition to his appreciation for the craft of metalwork, Brent is also an avid connoisseur of cheesecake. Brent also enjoys skateboarding, traveling, and thinking outside the box.
Lindsay, a native of Chicago, came to DDF with extensive woodworking experience and wanted to begin learning the craft of architectural metalwork. When she is not fabricating in the shop, she is playing with her dog Lelu or drumming in a band called Negative Attention.
When not crunching numbers for small businesses, Dan Kluger can be found playing guitar in the Pork Pies, an old-time square dance band. He’s also been seen playing banjo for the vegetables at the Farmers Market.