Deadleaf is a design|build company that was founded in 2009 and is located in the crossroads district of downtown Kansas City, Mo.

 We currently split our time between designing commissioned pieces for clients and creating our first collection Frances James which was released Summer 2014.

At deadleaf, we believe good design stems from equal parts craftsmanship, material quality, and a responsibility to only create the most environmentally friendly and sustainable products.



Ryan Bennett owner/designer

Ryan is made entirely of Kansas City.
When he isn’t designing and building furniture,
he’s cheering on his Royals, Chiefs, and Sporting.


Claire Willis designer

All of Claire’s best friends are cats.
When she isn’t designing and building furniture,
she’s writing catchy cat tunes for her favorite felines.