Brandner Design has been recognized for its part in some very exciting projects and innovative designs. We’d like to share them with you…
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“In the spring of 2021, Western Home Journal hosted four well-established Bozeman-area construction industry professionals for a
discussion of the current state of architecture, construction, design, and craft in southwest Montana and the Intermountain West.”
Embraces The Nuances of Negative Space
“A joint endeavor of CLB and Brandner Design, this Bridger Canyon house floats in the timberlands—suspended between the grounding earth and boundless sky.”
Brandner Design’s patina’d metal panels were a perfect fit for the Electronic Theatre Control’s expansion of the headquarters in Middleton, WI. You’ll see Brandner Design’s signature Rust Veil patina finish clad the walls and bar front panels. Blackened Hot Rolled Steel is used for the back splash, cabinet doors, and staircase walls.
“The new addition is a way to combine R&D, and marketing in one location as a means of co-mingling the sometime disparate groups. ETC wanted a space that fosters the creative spirit necessary for the success of these two departments.” -Kirk Biodrowski, Project Manager, Sketchwork Architecture
“We try to create things that create emotion.”
That’s how Jeff Brandner, owner of Brandner Design, sums up his work.
Brandner brings that ethos to life each day in his Bozeman-based workshop alongside his team of 30 talented craftsmen, designers and engineers. That team creates furniture, architectural elements, decorative metal panels and fine arts to install throughout Montana, across the United States, and internationally.
20TH-CENTURY INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE // Big Sky Journal
“Depending on where your gaze falls in this home, your impression of it will shift. And yet, somehow, the whole thing holds together in one mesmerizing kaleidoscope of color, texture, and material…”
URBAN OASIS // JACKSON HOLE SHOWCASE OF HOMES
“A symphony of textures lights up this fully-remodeled residence in Wilderness Ranches, which is anchored by a blackened and waxed steel chimney and an intricate chandelier of 52 winking glass-and-bronze LED pods…”
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ A FAMILY RELOCATES TO JACKSON HOLE FROM THE WEST COAST, AND REMODELS A HOUSE TO CREATE A HOME THEY’RE COMFORTABLE IN.
“The decor is simple and the colors neutral. E2 and the couple together chose gray, mohair-covered couches for the living room. Logs stacked decoratively on either side of the fireplace create a hip, outdoorsy feel. ”
Restaurant Spotlight | Opposing Elements
The chairs bear the restaurant’s MNCPL logo, which was laser-cut into the backs and treated with acids like ferric nitrate to age the raw steel and give it a bluish purple hue. “We mix different acids that react with the steel and change the color,” Brandner says. “It’s not a paint. It actually changes the molecular structure of the steel. Understanding how it all works is an art in itself.”
A collaboration in Ruby River in Sheridan Montana.
Engler translated that aesthetic into a 1,880-square-foot structure with locally sourced Douglas fir siding, large expanses of glass and shed roofs inspired by the region’s agrarian buildings. Inside, where two bedroom sections flank the open, central living areas, Sandston sheathed walls in plywood, “a nod to the simple materials used in 1950s ranch homes,” and chose eco-friendly cork and Marmoleum for the floors. “A lot of the prefabs that are available have a cold feel,” she notes. “We wanted to give this house texture so it would feel more dynamic and grounded in the West.”
Ones to Watch: Jeff Brandner
“Inspired by designs that are both elegant and functional, Jeff Brandner creates contemporary organic furnishings with distinct originality. Fascinated by the bridges, factories and mills constructed during the Industrial Age — an era when engineering feats could also project a satisfying beauty — Brandner cultivates intricate detailing and applies architectural craftsmanship to his sculptural furniture.”
That sense of history comes from the wood Brandner rescues from old Eastern barns and buildings each year, then remills to fit each piece of furniture. “A lot of it is old-growth hardwood that you just can’t get anymore,” he says. “It has such character, from gouges and insect damage to nail and peg holes.
Jeff of All Trades
“Sculptor, painter and furniture designer, Jeff Brandner is all of these. For Brandner it is all of the same cloth. Each discipline complements the other, adds another aspect to a piece, each way of thinking continues the dialogue within his work, expanding and contracting within his life.”