Bridgette Buckley is an award-winning furniture designer and maker based in Chicago, IL. Her sensibilities are deeply rooted in Scandinavian culture and aesthetic which she adopted after studying, living and working there. She honors craft, respects material, and believes the objects we surround ourselves with should bring joy, facilitate social connection, and conjure body awareness. 

In the Fall of 2019, Bridgette became Principal and Director of Design at Maxine Snider Inc.--a Chicago-based company that produces meticulously crafted, highly refined furniture--founded in 1998 by the legendary Maxine Snider. In 2023, in honor of the 25th anniversary and the next generation of craftsmanship, Maxine Snider Inc. was renamed HONNING to commemorate its augmented role as a steward of multiple collections. 

Prior to her current role Bridgette held the position of Senior Designer in the Furniture Design Studio of Holly Hunt. There she designed and developed furniture for the in-house collection Holly Hunt Studio, and Holly Hunt Outdoor, which launched in December 2016. She also celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the successful Siren Dining Chair which she designed between 2004 and 2007. Independently she has developed furniture for several luxury brands. 

photo by Kathleen Hinkel

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