Amatoya is driven by a deep passion to articulate a unique story and formidable point of view. From Furniture design, Interior Design and Brand Direction, Amatoya builds a singular, synchronized experience built on alchemy of design.
The Oklahoma-based company has evolved into a multi-disciplinary global lifestyle brand that is leading the contemporary design conversation with experiential Residential, Hospitality, Healthcare, Commercial and Retail destinations and an expansive portfolio of artisan hand-crafted product designs inspired by the senses.
Amatoya has established a reputation for a nuanced designed furniture line that is compelling and invoking, as each piece is derived and inspired by some form or connection to Native American cultural elements.
Practical and effortlessly beautiful, the hallmark of Amatoya’s architectural furniture is that, whatever the setting, it feels as if it has always been there.
Furniture making is a calling, a vocation, a response to an inner voice. We personally select luxurious, responsibly-sourced materials from trusted suppliers; each labour-intensive piece is hand built at the bench by a skilled craftsman. From start to hand rubbed finish, each piece is traditionally made to the highest standard, ensouled by the hand of the maker.
Founded upon the belief that design should not be constrained or fragmented. Compelling design unites all facets of the architecture, interior and exterior spaces through a singular design expression. Our approach encompasses all disciplines to achieve exceptional design with conceptual cohesion and awe-inspiring built results.
Amatoya’s process starts with an idea that is ultimately layered with multiple elements; building up within the project context through transformative design, exploration, and storytelling. Each project’s success lies in the research, innovation, design strategy, and social context that is specific for each space and client. Our designs are original works that embody passion, integrity, quality, and beauty; yet maintain functionality and simplicity.
A multi-disciplinary design studio redefining luxury with an integrated approach that blurs the lines between design disciplines and project typologies. Pushing beyond the boundaries of the conventional process that separates architecture from interior design and exterior environments, our approach has been honed across more than three decades in practice to deliver a unique singularity of vision. This rigorous and holistic approach has established the firm’s reputation for exceptionally crafted, meticulously detailed and thoughtfully curated spaces.
Taking on a limited number of commissions at a time, each project begins as a study into our clients’ objectives, without a preconceived notion or prototypical style. Equally pragmatic and artist, our approach centers on developing a meaningful understanding of each commission – balancing our client’s functional and aesthetic priorities to craft spaces that are fully conceptualized, richly layered and entirely representative of our clients’ vision. Each design is timeless, yet unexpected.
Cray Bauxmont-Flynn, creative director and founder of Amatoya, is best-known to create free from the constraints of a typical aesthetic. Designing from the inside out, he believes that design functionality is of paramount importance. Each design decision is intentional and impactful, never an afterthought.
From opulent grandeur to modern purity, his stylistically varied portfolio is representative of his clients’ vision and united through unmistakable quality and attention to detail. Compelling design unites all facets of the architecture, interior and exterior spaces through a singular design expression.
From architecture, interior and expansive collection of lifestyle products and furniture collection, every facet of his process is thoughtfully planned, created and detailed to achieve exceptional design with conceptual cohesion and awe-inspiring results.
Furniture making is a calling, a vocation, a response to an inner voice. A convergence of two oceans, Amtoya’s team is an alliance of designers, Native American artisans and master craftsmen cohesively bringing together a variation of cultures and characters; thus a kind of alchemy occurs, engendering extraordinary pieces grounded in practicality, a dialogue between art, culture, history and design.
“We don’t fit in, but for us, that’s a strategy.” Theirs is an intensely personal new modernism, a distillation of what delights and moves them, informed by that which came before.
“When two bodies of water meet there is tension, a difference in salinity, temperature, density, currents, colour, sediment… eventually, they mix. It’s like that with what is historical in Native American culture to functionality in today’s world.