What Wood You Say? Wooden Desk Phrases

Wise words spring to life in these bright desk sculptures, lasercut by artist Matthew Hoffman
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Matthew Hoffman

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Matthew Hoffman created by

Matthew Hoffman

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Wise words spring to life in these bright desk sculptures. Artist Matthew Hoffman draws and then laser cuts uplifting phrases out of birch plywood. Highlighted by a vibrant finish and letters that climb, each pedestal-footed design is signed by the artist himself. Handmade in Chicago, Illinois.

Visit our blog to meet Matthew and hear his thoughts on public art and inspiration.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Matthew Hoffman

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Matthew Hoffman

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Illinois

created by

Matthew Hoffman

location

Illinois

Although Matthew Hoffman's public works have been well published and exhibited internationally, he loves to translate them into everyday items and share them widely: "It's fun to make smaller versions [of my work] that people can have in their lives." He adds that he wants to make something “that gives people a little positivity every day. Wherever the piece ends up, they’re living with it, and it’s something that hopefully creates a daily interaction.” Matthew is the custodian of You Are Beautiful, a project to better the world in little ways. The message of this campaign has reached every corner of the globe, with over 2 million stickers shared. The hope is for us to share uplifting thoughts with each other.

Read a Q&A with Matthew.

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
paint, maple wood, Birch plywood
Measurements
Varies, approx. 2" L x 5" W x 7" H
Ingredients
Notes
Please handle with care.
Item ID
26532

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also by Matthew Hoffman

 

I would buy this product again

5

I have to a friend for words of wisdom

Bel Air, Md.

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Big message, small package

4

This is a great gift for anyone going through anything, from a rough patch at work to a divorce.

New York

true

Love This

5

Very unique gift. Love it

Somewhere

true

Perfect gift!

5

my friend LOVED her gift. Thank you!!

Dover, nh

true

Perfect Gift

5

I bought one of these for my desk and loved it so much I got one for my husband for Christmas. He loves it. Beautifully made and perfect to sit by a monitor as a reminder. It is fragile though.

Madison, WI

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Smaller than Expected

4

My item arrived perfectly packaged and intact. I agree with others, it was smaller than expected. I have it sitting next to my desktop monitor; but I do love it.

Madison, WI

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much too fragile

1

The little "statue" is unique and creative, however, it is very fragile. Mine arrived broken the first time and Uncommon Goods was very responsive and sent out a second one. This one arrived broken in the same place and ditto for the third one.I have given up on this product...it is too bad because I was looking forward to displaying it on my nightstand.

Orange County,CA

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Not the quality product I expect from Uncommongoods

1

The product was flimsy and small. Not worth the price at all

New York

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Love this!

5

I just love this little piece of word art. It's delicate, but with lots of impact. Beautiful execution. The words themselves are very flexible, so I think it should even survive a bump or two on my kitchen counter. Inspirational. So glad I treated myself to this.

Stamford, CT

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Too small, too fragile

1

While this product is neat, it's too small and way too fragile. Mine arrived broken. I glued it back together only to find it was cracked in another place. Glued that back together as well. So, the end result is that your see two places that were glued. Was way too expensive for the quality of product.

San Antonio, tx

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