utilitarian Workshop

uniquely hand-crafted goods for the modern environment

we are

utilitarian workshop

we design furniture. we design spaces.
we curate progressive retail.
we instigate communal thought and collaboration.
we insist on progression through action.
we resist complacent satisfaction.
we invite you to join us.

made by us  :  for us  :  rejoice

store front

We are located in
Kansas City’s historic Westside neighborhood

We cultivate and encourage the appreciation of craft within our community through the thoughtful curation of locally produced, hand-made goods. We place great importance on the interaction between consumer and product, therefore the intersection of craftsman and client is crucial. With this ideal as our motivation, Utilitarian Workshop nurtures a diverse inventory of crafts people eager to carry the flag and inform the revolution.

Come see our beautifully curated collection of goods.Open Friday & Saturday 11a-7p Sunday 12-4p.

1659 Summit Kansas City Missouri 64108



We insist on progression
through action

Based in Kansas City, Missouri, UW offers a bare knuckled, hands-on facilitation towards “relevant” design. We place great emphasis on the client’s personality and voice. We believe in a controlled yet whimsical approach which encompasses all aspects of interior planning. Through custom fabrication and the sourcing of unique objects, Utilitarian Workshop focuses on creating highly customized commercial and residential interiors. We fundamentally welcome all challenges and aspire to inspire.



We resist complacent satisfaction

The roots of our shop begin with our own line of innovative, heirloom furniture designs. Our work centers around the tradition and character of reclaimed timbers that have an unrivaled aesthetic quality which cannot be replicated. Equally Sculptural and Painterly in nature, we believe in allowing each piece to dictate it’s own path through process. Refined or Rustic, meticulous attention to detail unveils itself, resulting in an organic, dynamic statement.



We create a cohesive experience

Our philosophical approach to identity combines the traditional aspects of a design build model with a boutique design firm. We employ a wholistic, thoughtfully tailored approach to branding, which emphasizes the clients voice. We strive to obtain a subtle, nonchalant sophistication in every detail.


We invite you to join us

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