Perhaps we are an anachronism but we reject the idea of obsolescence, the idea that the life of an object is limited either by aesthetics or structural resilience. We are instead committed to a deeper interpretation of sustainability, one that emphasizes minimalism over excess, innovation in process and in design, and attentiveness to the consequences our production has on our community and the natural world.
Our products are a distillation of the essential. They are a spare negotiation of beauty, utility and durability. With each object, we embark on a measured refinement to find its core, which is then expressed through a graceful coalescence of form, line, proportion and materiality.
We seek perfect imperfection. By this we mean that we strive for the highest level of craftsmanship while embracing the subtle imperfections that imbue an object with character, particularly with regards to timber.
To this, we add other natural materials such as metal, hardwood veneer, leather and stone, blending traditional techniques with innovative fabrication processes to balance machined precision with the maker’s hand.
Based in the Piedmont region of North Carolina since 2001, our hope is that in creating pieces of such enduring value, we encourage others to examine their choices about the objects with which they surround themselves, and choose quality and durability over trends of fashion and disposability.
We believe that honest design articulated through unique material and impeccable craftsmanship will withstand the test of time. We design our furniture to showcase the history and character of each hand-selected piece of wood, rather than force-fitting the material into a specific design. Every item is also created by hand using both traditional methods and modern techniques. The final result is exceptional furniture that’s made to last a lifetime.
Nearly 90 percent of our wood is reclaimed, recycled, or from local non-commercial sources. This dedication runs deeper than environmental consciousness. Its about sourcing the right material for the right design, and most of our material can't be bought at a lumber yard. We hand select virtually every timber we use and have it milled and dried to our specifications. Our design process stays true to each piece of wood so that we may share with you what we find special in it. This process is time consuming, often spanning years but the end result is well worth the wait: material and form that are meant to be together.
We draw inspiration from our community and our physical surroundings. In addition to donating 10% of our net profits to local charities, we operate mentor and internship programs for young adults to ensure that American design and craftsmanship live on. Every raw material also comes from as close to home as possible to support local business and protect the environment. For us, home is the Cracker Factory, a 65,000 square foot turn of the century complex in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Half of the factory is dedicated to our manufacturing facilities while the remainder is used for artistic and community development: gallery and exhibition space, artist studios, and a letterpress printing shop. The community space regularly hosts arts events, live performances and literary events curated by our 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, 3 Stories. To learn more about the Cracker Factory, visit thecrackerfactory.org.
Artist and designer Erica Gimson gleaned her 20+ years of industry experience through her work with major Fortune 500 companies from Macy's to Bloomingdale's where she directed their home decor & bedding collections. Her latest venture is the independent production of an exquisite line of textiles expertly crafted in her studio in Raleigh, NC.
Each design originates from Erica's hand-drawn sketches, inspired by her eclectic tastes, immersion in the natural world, and carefully cultivated knowledge of interior fashions both past and present. This process enables the final product to become both an artistic creation and a beautiful but utilitarian object.
A handmade lifestyle brand, Sobremesa by Greenheart supports fair trade, environmental sustainability, and conscious consumerism. The word ‘sobremesa’ literally means ‘over the table,’ and our name is inspired by the Spaniards’ tradition of lingering around the table to savor the conversation and company of others after a meal.
Our handmade products are crafted by skilled artisans around the world. We celebrate the traditional methods used to create their goods. Each product is designed to empower the artisans, strengthen their community, and sustain the environment. The story we tell is unique to each product, from the revival of a glass blowing factory in Guatemala to a weaving cooperative whose name is inspired by the rhythm of their traditional foot looms.
Sobremesa, a division of Greenheart International based in Chicago, embodies our organization’s mission to connect people and planet. By sharing the story of our products and the artisans who make them, we invite each consumer to become aware of their impact on the global community.
Sobremesa invites you to share our story whenever family and friends are gathered around the table.
Established in 1985 Interlam has become a leading manufacturer of sculpted, carved, decorative and ornamental wall panels and components. The cornerstone of our business is creating and supplying products to the A&D community that add significant value to their individual projects. With a newly diversified product line, Interlam is now proudly offering two lines of top quality furniture. Elegant, modern design paired with practical livability allow these heirloom quality pieces to blend seamlessly into any collection of modern classics.
Enkle Designs is a small company located in Raleigh, North Carolina, serving North Carolina and beyond. We specialize in the design and construction of handmade custom furniture and home accessories. Both our custom and retail pieces are inspired by the beautiful simplicity of Scandinavian design from the mid-century and modern eras. We have a passion for simple yet thoughtful designs that bring function into the home. Our skilled master craftsmen and women construct all of our designs by hand, using traditional and modern techniques to provide top quality pieces. We put a high value on creating a sustainable product by using domestic hardwoods and plant based non-VOC finishes.
Born in 1986, Elijah Leed studied glass and ceramics at Centre College, graduating with a degree in fine art. From a studio in Durham, NC, Elijah currently designs and builds furniture and objects for the modern inclined. Both time honored techniques and modern methods for joinery and construction are used, and all materials are responsibly sourced domestically - often locally. Intended to last generations both in function and form, each piece is carefully designed and meticulously articulated.
Radvalley is a project, 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 entirely using only hand tools. While committed to exploring design through one of a kind pieces, Radvalley also produces small batch items, and bespoke commissions.
We create solutions for happy and healthy workspaces around the world. With a mission to improve wellbeing through human centric design, we seek to provide original acoustic solutions, lighting and furnishings to meet the needs of the modern workplace.
It started with acoustics. From there, the mission grew. Driven by an unbounded passion for solving modern design challenges, we continuously reimagines furnishings to be more functional and fun.
Scott Curtis has been a painter, industrial designer, interactive designer and inventor for over 20 years. His career has included commissioned artwork, industrial, product and interactive design - mainly as a creative director and art director with a wide range of companies: Studio Rouge, Art.com, AllPosters.com, Concert Technology, Virtus, Luminosa, AbacusIP, Machina Design and Sqor.
Eugene Stoltzfus Architects + Furniture Design is a contemporary architecture and furniture design company. It was founded by Eugene Stoltzfus in 2006 after he left his position as Chairman and President of Rosetta Stone, the language software company, and returned to his original profession and passion as an architect.
The items Eugene Stoltzfus is presenting were originally part of his residential work. The strong response they elicited suggested that they should be offered to the general public.
The elemental elegance of Eugene Stoltzfus’s objects reflects the natural beauty and strengths inherent in their materials. The final distilled form of each object reveals itself at the nexus of the contributing essentials: the qualities of the materials, the functional requirements, the perception of the forces at play, the machine and fabrication characteristics, and the unexpected opportunities that present themselves during the iterative design process.
Meredith's path to the wood shop includes extensive education in design complemented with two years of hands-on skill building. She began in the architecture studio where she earned a bachelors degree and acquired a great appreciation of design's role in the feeling of comfort and identity in a home. She has since graduated from the North Bennet Street School's renowned furniture making program where she gained the skills necessary for building high-quality, long-lasting furniture.
Her design philosophy goes beyond form-follows-function and strives to harmonize the two aspects of a piece as much as possible. Using time-tested joinery techniques and acute attention to detail, Meredith strives to build furniture that feels natural and contemporary while honoring and incorporating traditional forms and innovations.
She lives and works in Durham, North Carolina.
Nalesso bases its experience on interior and outdoor furniture design. Nalesso is the result of a three-generation field experience that commits itself to share the secrets and the know-how acquired through time with the team. The synergy in productivity comes from the collaboration of different departments, as well as specific positions for each task. Customized spaces come to life as a result of mutual understanding between the customer and the company.
The attention to detail and the quality of the materials used are the appeal of made in Italy products all around the world. When necessary, the company can utilize the expertise of specialized consultants and suppliers. The artisanal quality of the furniture meets technology, satisfying any customer’s requests in a completely personalized way.
Jeremy Kamiya designs and builds beautiful, hand-crafted, modern furniture without nails or screws.
Chandra makes the high-design lifestyle accessible by providing quality handcrafted products at great value. Our goal is to enhance relational spaces and be the leader in the modern rug market.
It all began in Bath, the oldest town in North Carolina. Home to coastal plains, rich fields of tobacco, and tales of piracy and early settlement. Surrounded by the history and natural resources of the area. Constantly inspired by ideas of a distant time. In 2015 these interests developed into Raleigh Slabs, reclaiming wood from the old barns and structures of Bath, some dating back to the early 1800s. Wanting to take it a step further, and after a trip to Northern California, an admiration for the history of the Redwood was formed. You can’t put into words the feeling you get when looking at a Redwood, instantly in wonder of its story, age and scale. The connection was instant.
Our standards for design, cultivation, and craft are of the upmost importance here at Raleigh Slabs. Every Redwood we work with is responsibly reclaimed and it has become our mission to preserve these trees through beautiful design. Combining our devotion to conservation and quality, our hope is that Raleigh Slabs can carry on the history and story that each tree has lived.
Brand Milano Textiles creates unique and exclusive luxury homes and living spaces, strictly made in Italy, adding value to every aspect of your interior project, either high end residential or boutique hotel, from conception to completion.
red egg was founded in 1997 as an importer of antiques from all parts of Asia. What began as a true one-of-a-kind, vintage and antique business, evolved quickly into an accent-furniture and accessory company with products being bench made exclusively for us 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. Carol Gregg, the founder, owner and Chief Hen of red egg describes their design philosophy as “creating Asian inspired pieces with an East meets West lifestyle sensibility. We use sophisticated but fun colors to recreate classic furniture so that it becomes something new and trend-forward. Our customers have come to depend on us to deliver well made products that are also fresh and interesting.”
Cricket Radio Interiors specializes in creating wholly unique decor for boutique hotels, to inspire wholly delightful experiences for your guests. We are a small, specialty firm, primarily focused on partnering to realize customized design solutions for public areas and guest rooms. Cricket Radio Interiors loves the challenge of bringing the hotelier's vision to life, and thrives on its collaboration with a network of talented artisans here in Vermont to design and fabricate custom furniture, accessories, wall coverings and more.
Established in New York in 2003, NICHE redefines hand-blown glass lighting. Since the company’s inception, we have been committed to bring a best-in-class modern lighting solution for the architectural and interior design community. With an array of pendant silhouettes and an impressive depth of color choices, our high-quality products are sourced in commercial and residential projects across the globe. We are inspired to continue creating and lovingly crafting these designs for you. Dedicated to hand-crafting unique products from the finest materials, we expertly consider even the most minute details when creating products from our diverse line. Our entire approach, from design to fabrication, is aligned with the guarantee of quality and luxury in mind. Every single glass light that comes from Niche is hand-blown by real human beings in a state-of-the-art studio located in Beacon, New York. Our team of experienced glass artisans takes great care in delivering products made from the finest materials in the world with the highest standards of craftsmanship in mind. Thank you for being part of our story.
Furniture and unique wood creations handmade in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Moss studios opened in 2005 after owner Breck Armstrong left his job in Chicago, working with antiques and salvage, for the space and serenity of a farm in Michigan.
This experience combined with his background in ceramics and nine years with the Brookfield zoo creating exhibits, he decided to start his own business, moss studios.
With a unique and ever changing collection of industrial salvage, breck creates "industrial modern" furniture and home accessories. Along with his salvage creations breck also makes a line of hand finished concrete pots and planters in various sizes and styles.
With over 35 years experience in woodworking it is my passion to build quality functional custom furniture pieces with clean elegant lines, incorporating quiet details and accents to enhance visual vitality. The work of cabinet making, the designing, joining and finishing of a piece has always appealed to me. The process demands the use of both the hands and the mind. My deepest satisfaction comes from designing a piece that is both useful and interesting while enhancing the customers home.
Rankin Willard is an artist living and working in North Carolina. He explores the gap between realism and minimalism, using mediums ranging from paper collage to painting, photography, and sculpture.
He studied multiple disciplines including photography, sculpture, art history, scene design, history of architecture, and pop culture. All of which impact his work.
His pieces are held in private and corporate collections around the world from London to Australia.
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.
We source and curate unique home accessories specific to your needs. We deliver, you decorate.