Tag Archives: American design

artistic furniture made in the usa

Artistic-Furniture-Bronze-side-Table

Artistic furniture is exactly what one expects from someone trained in the art of sculpture, and that’s what the talented Steven Haulenbeek delivers. There’s a beautiful rustic quality to his work – refined elegance and impeccably crafted furniture and accessories … Continue reading

haas brothers: it’s a cool world

Haas-Brothers-Beast-Chair

Design wundertwins Nikolai and Simon Haas – known in the design world as the Hass brothers – build and craft just about anything: from an unfinished brass table designed to collect fingerprints to wings for one of Lady Gaga’s costumes. … Continue reading

contemporary cocktail tables that delight

contemporary cocktail tables - Lythos table

I’ve been looking at contemporary cocktail tables for a project. Where sofas and chairs are more often than not of similar forms and functions, cocktail tables can bring some personality to a space. The three contemporary cocktail tables I have … Continue reading

american mid century furniture – two faces to consider

american midcentury furniture wendell castle

Recently a client called to ask my thoughts on American mid century furniture. I paused and then had to ask them if they were thinking of the popular greats like Charles and Ray Eames, Warren Platner, and Milo Baughman, or … Continue reading

stylish folding chairs for the home

Stylish Folding Chairs Python

Finding chic and stylish folding chairs might seem like a quest for the Holy Grail: nigh on impossible to accomplish!  We all grew up with the ubiquitous folding chairs; they were the go to for school assemblies, extended family lunches … Continue reading

the cool mid century ceramics of harrison mcIntosh

Harrison McIntosh ceramic vase

Right now is a good time to be collecting mid century ceramics: auctions are filled with American studio pottery, and museums and galleries are hosting exhibitions.  Finally people are starting to take notice of the incredible talent and creativity of … Continue reading

david ebner – heir to the american studio furniture movement

David-Ebner-Macassar_Console

Finding one-of-a-kind pieces for clients can be daunting at times and one of the areas of design I like to look to for their fresh approach to design is the American Studio Furniture Movement pioneered by Wendell Castle, George Nakashima, … Continue reading