Matthew Holdren has been building modern heirlooms and spaces with materials steeped in New Orleans history for the past nine years. In this time, he has grown his backyard furniture workshop into a design business that creates transformative custom interiors for clients' homes, brand-defining spaces for local restaurants and businesses, and hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind furniture for everyday life. He has been honored to work collaboratively with local artists and to show at the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. All or most of his creations are built from Louisiana sinker cypress or from reclaimed material he personally salvages from New Orleans homes, and it is an integral part of his work to showcase their beauty.