9 & 19 is a small studio founded by designer and furniture maker Daniel Lefkowitz. At the center of his practice is a playful but elegant aesthetic and an emphasis on detail and material. Every piece is handmade and perfectly imperfect. Daniel makes fine furniture for fun people.
Established somewhat by accident in 2003 by Jeremy Pyles, Niche is a small company committed to bringing the most luxurious modern lighting to consumers, designers, and architects across the globe. For over a decade, Niche has established a signature collection of stunning modern lighting products that join together contrasting elements, simple lines, and gorgeous color.
Focusing on quality and precision, every product is handmade by a team of experienced and talented glass artisans and every detail is carefully thought out between a team of designers, glass artists, and technicians. With a belief in authentic and original design, Niche is proud to be carrying on the tradition of glass blowing within their local community.
Stillwater Woodworks specializes in high-end furniture commissions, interior woodworking projects, custom remodeling centered around woodworking / finish carpentry, custom art framing, and small-scale timber frame projects. They value the design process, planning, organization, efficiency, quality materials, traditional joinery, and the beauty in the simple and natural properties of wood.
Daniel Rickey has been making furniture in Richmond, VA since 2012. His goal is to design and build furniture that incorporates clean lines, is built to last, invites touch and is pleasing to be around. In addition to his one off originals, he designs and builds custom pieces for residences as well as corporate clients spanning up and down the east coast.
All of Daniel's furniture is made by hand using traditional and contemporary techniques. As he personally selects each piece of wood, always looking for ideal color and grain, he hand fits each joint to ensure lasting quality and durability.
Ellis Table’s Founder, Carter Ellis, comes from a background in hospitality and community development and built his first table to host friends and neighbors, desiring a place where all might experience welcome. While they now build more than just tables, the theme of that first piece is at the heart of the company. Ellis Table strives to make all of their pieces in a way that encourages community; from the way their shop is a home for collaboration with other makers and artisans to their focus on furniture that inspires and facilitates life together. Carter’s style is influenced by Shaker, Scandinavian, and Japanese design with a focus on their clean lines, strong and traditional joinery, and a simplicity of form that highlights skilled craftsmanship.
Designed with Purpose’s founder, Mark Plakotoris, has traveled the world to discover and innovate the craft of woodworking. Mark has studied the craftsmanship that is required to make an acoustic guitar, learned the importance of strength and joinery with Japanese timber framing, and the precision and ergonomics necessary to create traditional Windsor rocking chairs. Mark’s diverse skill set allows him to work and design unconstrained by any one discipline. By combining techniques such as steam bending and joinery, Mark is able to create truly unique furniture and lighting pieces that will enhance any home.
Wigu Studios’ designs aim to create a conversation by presenting two mutually exclusive themes as one collaborative piece.
Exploring the challenge of working with true solid-wood pieces without using metal fasteners is a technique that forces Jeremy Kamiya to contemplate the composition of every product he creates. Considering that pieces need to fit precisely to ensure structural integrity, Jeremy examines each piece from various perspectives to properly execute the final product.
Describing Kamiya Furniture as Modern Craft, his design aesthetic expresses a Modern essence with Minimalist virtues with the construction of each product demonstrating a reverence for craftsmanship, simplicity, and originality. Shifting his career from importing furniture from Bali to producing hand-crafted products out of his studio in High Point, NC, Jeremy describes his design process as the source of both meaning and purpose.
Ethiopian-American artist and industrial designer Jomo Tariku is defining a new design language for modern African themed furniture. Incorporating a deep appreciation for Africa’s diverse cultures, historical structures, and traditional furniture, he synthesizes his memories and experiences to infuse his heritage into contemporary product designs such as chairs, tables and other home furnishings. Jomo’s designs offer a new line of inquiry for modernity while venerating the rich historical palette of Africa.
A family-owned business, Wise Living has been in the furniture industry for over 25 years. Pepe Pinedo works with his team of artisans to create intricate wooden and upholstered furniture for the hospitality and residential industry - as well as private-label.
With production facilities in Los Angeles area, and most recently in NC, Wise Living can create a range of custom, high-end furnishings pieces in small or large quantities.
Founded in 1997 by Carol Gregg, red egg began as a true one-of-a-kind vintage and antique business that quickly evolved into an accent-furniture and accessory company with products bench made exclusively in Asia and the USA. red egg is known for being one of the first accent furniture companies to take classic Asian furniture and lacquer it with bold, fun colors. While sourcing and manufacturing their cane collections; Indochine, Modern Maru, and Jarrett Bay, in the Philippines, their wood product; Double Happiness, Shanghai Loft, and chang’e lamp collections are manufactured in the USA. red egg’s design philosophy centers on creating Asian inspired pieces with an East meets West lifestyle sensibility.
David Bohnhoff’s work draws from his experience in cabinet and boat-building shops. Constantly drawn by to bent wood, sawn curves and circles, David designs and builds custom furniture with a Danish modern style while incorporating nautical elements. From the sweeping curves of a chair to the simple clean lines of a cabinet, David’s work is noticed for its character and functionality.
Starting as retail leader with Louis Shanks in Texas, Chase Ryan uses his retail experience to design products for some of the top furniture manufacturers in the world. Chase has designed all forms of home goods including: rugs, flooring, lighting, case goods, upholstery, textiles, leathers, and accessories. Currently, he is serving as a board member for the International Society of Furniture Designers with a passion for helping the industry continue to move forward.
Working from her current studio in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jill translates her distinctive creativity into home fashions that are inspired by everything from travel and literature to pop culture. Whether partnering with manufacturers for lively gift, tabletop, dinnerware, greeting cards and more or creating artisanal-inspired fabrics, wall-covering, home accents, furniture and rugs, Seale channels the goal of creating work that uplifts and adds a dash of sparkle.
Venture Games is a second generation, family owned company manufacturing billiards, shuffleboards, ping pong, foosball, and other bespoke game tables. Made of all hardwoods with hand rubbed stains and wipe clean lacquer finishes. Their goal is to build heirloom quality game tables that bring people of all ages together; young and young at heart. Venture has seen great growth in both residential and commercial projects in the past few years with the focus on the highest quality product and exceptional customer experience. They treat their customers and community with respect and provide honest answers and transparent business practices.
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Enkle Designs specializes in the design and construction of handmade furniture and home accessories. All pieces are inspired by the beautiful simplicity of Scandinavian design from both the mid-century and modern eras.
Constructing all designs by hand, Enkle Designs skilled master craftsmen use traditional and modern techniques to produce top quality pieces. Using sustainable hardwoods and plant based non-VOC finishes, Enkle Designs creates custom pieces that best serve their clients’ needs.
Ookloop Studio is a collaborative formed by Felicia Francine and Benjamin David. Their creative processes are comprised of analog and digital fabrication. Felicia Francine’s past works have embraced the transformation of materials and methods of making through the exploration of material properties and process driven investigations. Benjamin David’s works of art fuse video, electronics and music. For Visualizing Sound 2.0, they have created collaborative and individual abstract works using advanced design technologies paired with imagery which is influenced by the Pop & Op Art movements.
Their art investigates how sound is comprehended and manipulated. Their fabrication techniques afford the works a flexibility and diversity in their visual portrayal of sound. For most of us, we are surrounded by sound through our auditory senses. However, this is only one avenue in which sound is traditionally experienced. For them, understanding the subject goes beyond this one line of communication. Thus, they have investigated how to attain a deeper knowledge of sound by visualizing and documenting what cannot be seen.
Moving back to Raleigh after a two year stint as a paramedic in New York City’s 911 system, Adam Davis felt ready for a dramatic change of pace. During this transitional period, he attended a craft woodworking class at Penland School of Craft. Having the opportunity to design and build his own furniture pieces, he fell in love with this creative process. With a determination for furniture making, he left Penland to pursue his craft full time.
Radvalley is a project started by Kristopher Spivey (KC) that aims to create original furniture inspired by the materials themselves. Working primarily with wood, traditional techniques are incorporated in every project—and when possible made using hand tools only.
A large portion of products is made from locally sourced materials, through trade, salvage, and luck, resulting in one of a kind pieces that are unable to be reproduced. While committed to exploring design through one a kind pieces, Radvalley also produces small batch items, and bespoke commissions.