Overlooking Cayuga Lake is the workshop of Abiding Branches. Inspired by the surrounding natural beauty, diligent hands create some of the loveliest furniture in the region. Having found fulfillment in building furniture for his home, Anto Parseghian launched Abiding Branches in 1996 to give others the opportunity to experience the salubrious effect of natural furniture.

Growing up in Hollywood, I was surrounded with visual
enrichment. The variety of motion pictures, glamorous
architecture, whimsical landscaping, superb museums and
unique people made me well versed in the visual arts. For
the past twenty years I have lived and worked in Upstate
New York. My work now reflects a certain metropolitan
sensibility infused by the primal beauty of the Finger Lakes

Most of us now realize that certain human needs are left
dissatisfied by cold industrial progress. It is not easy to
cozy up to melamine, chrome and vinyl. We long for
familiar elements from our origin, even a small memento of
the Garden, where we used to walk with God in the cool of
the day.

While natural materials fuel my imagination, function
remains the forefront of my designs. What I build is not
going to hang on a wall or be displayed in a corner. By
definition, furniture is a useful object for the home and it
must endure daily use. I am sometimes called an artist, but
I don't make art. What I make is more like a beautiful tool.

294 Lake Road - King Ferry - NY - 13081
Anto Parseghian : (315) 364-7982