connecting you to the present
Amatoya is a furniture and lighting design studio by Cray Bauxmont-Flynn, intent on creating tactile pieces that engage the senses. With an emphasis on the unique, the collection embraces the imperfection and randomness found in natural materials, as well as native american cultural elements with the juxtaposition of contrasting textures, markings and finishes. Amatoya’s sculptural forms combine both modern and centuries old techniques to achieve an elevated, contemporary aesthetic. The collection showcases master craftsmanship, ranging from hand-stitched leather and upholstery to hand-sculpted and patinated wood and metals. Each piece is made to order in Oklahoma by highly skilled craftspeople and accomplished artisans.
Cray, who founded Amatoya in 2019, is a architect and interior designer bringing his eye for composition and detail to furniture design. After working in high-end hospitality and residential projects, his interest in the sculptural form has extended itself to the larger scale of objects and furniture. His approach to design has been cultivated through his own upbringing and life experiences with a inherent close bound to his and his mother’s native american roots.. An appreciation of art and design was passed down from his respective mother and grandmother, an artist herself who heavily influenced his approach to design with the layered textures of her abstract oil paintings and her soulful connection to materiality. Through an innate shared eye and aesthetic, Cray and his multifaceted group of designers work together organically towards a common vision for refinement, simplicity and well-being.
skilled craftspeople and accomplished artisans.