Joe Munson – Owner & CEO of Joe Munson Studio
Design & Fabrication Specialists in Architectural Metals, Acrylic and Wood
Serving the Kansas City General Contractor and Commercial Developer Industries
“Our studio produces functional art pieces. Every detail must be precisely choreographed into a beautiful form to fully define a physical space.”
– Joe Munson
Joe Munson is the rare artist who brings to every project a perfect blend of daring design, mechanical ingenuity and finely finished fabrication – from lustrous aluminum furniture to spectacular transforming glass walls. Part artist and part engineer, Munson is known for his minimalistic aesthetic and intensive, perfectionistic approach to craftsmanship. Using the most durable mediums, Munson’s designs are built to last.
Artist, Designer, Fabricator
With a keen ability to assess a design challenge, determine inventive solutions and deliver an uncommon alchemy of function, artistry and exacting craftsmanship, Munson has earned a reputation for his imaginative approach that pushes the boundaries of what is deemed possible.
To guard his authentic instincts, Munson avoids being influenced by convention, trends or the mass-produced. I try not to bombard my senses with imagery of what’s been done. I don’t want it to influence my creative process, Munson says. Yet he readily admits being influenced by the ground breaking work of minimalist artist Donald Judd, inventor Burt Rutan, and acclaimed sculptor Alexander Calderfor whom Munson’s son, Calder, is named.
A Published Visionary
Joe Munson’s custom designs have been featured in international trade shows and publications, including Lucky, Interior Design, Interiors & Sources, Soho Style, Design International, Hudson Magazine, New York Magazine, KC Magazine, The Kansas City Star and KC Home Design.
Munson also serves as a guest lecturer at Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning and Design.
Today, Joe Munson continues to create objects of beauty that transcend the mundane, the expected – and as many of his clients will concede – the unimaginable.