LHWHS Alumnus’ Artisan Furniture Business Thrives

Martin Goebel works on his artisan furniture.

If you’re interested in seeing what some of our alumni are up to, check out Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate Martin Goebel’s artisan furniture workshop!

Martin’s shop is located on Locust Street in Midtown St. Louis, and he’s making waves with his minimalist, sturdy yet elegant pieces.

Martin Goebel's artisan furniture is being used at local restaurants.Martin graduated in 2000 and credits the beginning of his interest in wood working to his experience at Ladue Horton Watkins High School and teachers Bill McCoy and Steve Schmidt.

Martin attended the College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg, California, before returning to St. Louis where he earned a degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. In 2011, he launched his business Goebel & Co. Furniture with two LHWHS 1999 graduates, Nick Leidenfrost and Noah Alexander.

Goebel & Co. Furniture keeps its Facebook page updated with photos of the woodworking process and the end result, many at familiar venues around the city.

Goebel has also garnered interest from several news outlets in the area, most recently Ladue News, who wrote an article about his success for their August issue. If you’d like to read more about his start-up, check out this St. Louis Post-Dispatch article, too!

 Above photos courtesy of Martin Goebel and Goebel & Co. Furniture Facebook page.