Fred Baier calls himself a furniture artist rather than craftsman, although craftsmanship plays an important role in the creation of his unusual, highly contemporary-style pieces. His furniture is often complex and visually challenging.
As Baier explains: 'In everything I make there are all sorts of different layers – imagery, narrative, structure and use. I try to be a man of my time – making objects of my time, using and reflecting upon the technology, imagery and other issues of now. My hope is that in the future, when people look at my furniture, they’ll say, ‘turn of the millennium stuff, spanning the late industrial-early digital divide.'