Craig Bayens studied Functional Design at Murray State University as an alternative to riding bulls in the rodeo. He started the C. Bayens Furniture + Functional Design Co. in 2004 with the mindset that design doesn’t have to be complicated to be appealing, less is more, and simple is better. CBF+FD is proud to be the only Mid-Century Modern / Contemporary design/build shop in Louisville.

In 2015, Bayens was brought to national attention when he competed in the inaugural season of Spike TV’s “Framework”.  Also in 2015, Bayens had seen a lifelong dream come to fruition when he purchased his current studio the original Hook & Ladder No. 4 (circa 1890) which he shares with his two Rottweilers. #madeinwestlouisville