About Us

505 Designs brings you the ‘Nicaraguan Hardwood Collection’.  Founder, Ira Hammes, had the fortune of collaborating with Nicaragua’s native carpenters to design and produce this line of furniture.  
While living in Nicaragua, Ira became intimately familiar with the Nicaraguan carpentry & hardwood trade-- exploring everything from tree identification to milling and curing lumber from its raw state.  This induction culminated in the creation of the 'Nicaraguan Hardwood Collection'.  Reminiscent of a popular table he had designed in Denver, Ira decided to transport this experience and beauty to Brooklyn.   The design of the pieces in his ‘Nicaraguan Hardwood Collection’ showcase the natural beauty of each hardwood, evoking sophisticated artistry and rustic workmanship. Every piece that comprises the collection is bespoke.
505 takes pride in its ethical procurement of materials, sourcing all hardwoods from hurricane reclaim, deadfall and sustainable farming practices.