Find This Maker’s ‘Elevated’ Designs Around Denver


Meet The Maker

Evan Jones, LVTD Design

LVTD Design founder Evan Jones started his design-build studio in 2012, in the midst of Denver’s independent-restaurant boom. First, the owner of Humble Pie restaurant visited Jones’ 1890 Victorian home–which Jones had tricked out with handmade details–and asked him to build the furniture for her eatery.

One of her friends asked Jones to do the same for his gastropub, then Old Major restaurant commissioned light fixtures, and suddenly, Jones had a new day job. Each LVTD (pronounced “elevated”) piece has a style Jones describes as modern-rustic. “I love midcentury modern, but we try to give it a little more texture and character,” he says.

That individuality comes from reclaimed wood paired with materials including steel, quartz, glass and brass. In addition to custom furniture, lighting and installation elements, LVTD (now a team of five) recently began selling original designs at Fetch Shop in the Dairy Block and offers several popular designs online.