Dust & Spark
Founder Scott Hensen grew up breaking and fixing things, building legos without directions, and helping his father remodel homes. He developed a passion for working with his hands into Dust & Spark – a company focused on creating furniture with an emphasis on reclaimed, salvaged, or repurposed materials.
A Q&A with Scott Hensen of Dust & Spark
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Littleton, Colorado and love this beautiful state! I lived in Costa Rica for almost a year after graduating from CSU but I am a mountain kid at heart, and as much fun as it was to live and work on the beach, I had to come back. My wife and I now live in Lafayette and love our community.
At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I feel like I have always needed some sort of creative outlet, from drawing in my sketchbook as a kid or coming up with creative solutions to fix things. But I started working with wood and metal as mediums to build furniture about two years ago.
Are you self taught? Did you learn from a mentor?
I grew up working for my father who is a home remodeling contractor, so I learned many applicable skills doing that. I also was a bicycle mechanic for a while which helped me develop acute attention to detail that translates into all of my builds. As for building fine furniture, I am self-taught and love the creative process that comes with learning new skills.
Do you have any exciting projects coming up?
Indeed! I will be working on a handful of tables and benches using salvaged black walnut for a new coffee shop in Denver soon.
It's the weekend, what do you see yourself doing?
I usually work in the shop on weekends, whether it's for client projects or projects around the house. But if I do manage to give myself some time off, you could find me out mountain biking, hiking or camping in the summer and skiing in the winter.