Scouting Report: The Architectural Digest Home Show
The Architectural Digest Home Show on Pier 94 in Manhattan is happening through this weekend. I went to visit the “Made” section of the show and visit some of the makers and designers promoting their new products. The photos here are just a tiny slice of what’s on display. There’s just endless eye candy like Nico Yektai's wall-mounted table (above), which really needs to be seen to be understood. Drawers pull in various directions and the angular walnut piece is just stunning in person.
If you’re up for the hike and the crowds, it’s worth a visit.
Stefan Rurak makes furniture (above) from the wood that's been salvaged from water towers. He told me how he burns the wood, treats it with an oil and sands it down. The result is the super deep black furniture above.
I found myself really drawn to Chris Earl's charcuterie boards (above). Those are strips of brass separating the dark and light woods. More at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allied Maker, based in Sea Cliff, NY has been around for less than a year, which is surprising because their lamp designs seem pretty mature. Allied Maker uses a sort of unfinished brass that ages over time. The pieces are modern, functional and very cool. These pictures don’t do them justice. More at their site here.
Finally, the biggest piece of cherry and the biggest table I have ever seen. "The biggest most beautiful piece of cherry you'll ever see," said David Stine, after I complimented his table. And he's not lying. It's gorgeous and came from a windfall on his family's farm in Illinois. Must be seen in person.
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