Elite Woodworking. Creating in Philadelphia since 2001.
There is Elite, then there’s everyone else.
Woodworking is our passion. It's what fuels our every day.
We are a creative energetic force, and we believe we are the most comprehensive choice for design, custom fabrication, production, restoration or any project involving woodworking.
We take immense pride in our craftsmanship and have complete confidence that you will, too. We strive to make each and every client feel that upon project completion they have gotten far beyond their money’s worth.
At Elite you will work directly with our designers and craftsmen as this is the only way to ensure 100% satisfaction.
Elite Woodworking is led by Brian Kolakowski, who brings his museum-level artistic mentality, skill set and originality to every project .
Brian is an alchemist. He understands the inherent truth that every piece created has a soul. He is driven to bring each piece to it's fullest potential.
Take a minute to browse our website and you will see that working with Elite Woodworking guarantees the highest level of attention to detail, value and lasting quality.
Specializing in : interior decor custom one offs cabinetry home decor installations production work signs prototyping hand carving tables chairs design decorative arts refinishing repair sculpture bar/restaurant decor
exhibitions: WHARTON ESHERICK MUSEUM THEMED COMPETITION 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 CONTEMPORARY MIXED MEDIA FURNITURE: (FURNITURE SOCIETY CONFERENCE) 2003 I CAN LIVE WITH THAT: UNIQUE FUNCTIONAL FURNITURE 2004 CORE10 AWARD FOR SCULPTURE 2004 WORKS IN WOOD 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2016 TAKE ISSUES – Washington DC sculpture show 2008 ACROSS THE GRAIN 2008 - FINE WOODWORKING XXX – 2009 500 CABINETS – LARK BOOKS 2010 Raise up Japan - 2011 Poplar Culture: The Celebration of a Tree 2012 Philadelphia Art Alliance Shop on the Square 2014 Savor New Hope 2012 Analog A Go Go 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016
collaborations: Sony Xbox Halo Philadelphia Phillies Ozzfest Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
recent publication in Woodcarving Illustrated issue 76 on the work of Brian Kolakowski