Designer Melanie Abrantes has connected with her Portuguese roots by selecting cork as one of her signature materials. Sustainably sourced from Portugal cork is antibacterial and porous making it the perfect material for use in this selection of dry goods bowls. She has paired the vessels with locally sourced walnut and cherry offered in a range of sizes. Each is hand crafted in her Oakland studio.
Available from Melanie Abrantes.
It’s a little hard to avoid being inspired by java in the pacific northwest. So in addition to helping fuel brothers Wesley and Dylan Harkavy’s obsession with skate boards and surf boards, coffee also pushed them through so many build hours working with richly stained boards of walnut that go into their appropriately named Cortado Coffee table. The piece share two levels of surface space between both wood and steel that define it’s split structural design and material selection. Handmade in Oregon and delivered to your home ready to accommodate your morning french press.
Available from Harkavy Furniture.
The Flora sofa is a clash of California style and Scandinavian style. With down and feather wrapped seating in a luxurious section of leathers and Kvadrat fabrics combined with over stuffed curves this sofa puts comfort at the top of the list with looks also at the top. At the bottom are over-sized wooden dowel feet and base made from a selection of white oak, walnut, or maple. Each is hand made in Chino, California.
Available from Michael Felix.
Denver based Fin Art Co has spent some time designing restaurants and spaces where you will want to pull up a chair. Their One Collection of home furnishings gives you a couple of seats to grab but, if you have a high table or bar then their Fausto stool is your one and only. Made of a powder-coated steel frame and your selection of walnut or maple cushioning, this stool stands out with a simple industrial but warm look.
Available from Fin Art Co.
You’ve decided to adopt the 24/7 face in your phone and laptop work life but, the catch is your apartment. It’s a sardine can and as much as you’d like to put an executive desk in there you can’t catch a break. Let the Lene desk do the space saving work for you. The walnut supports lean against the wall and make room for a shelf and working space made of ambrosia maple. These are slaved over woodworker Matt Booty in his North Carolina shop so that you can carry on.
Available from Enkle Design.
For the Dre days past its time to turn those dubs into some bling you’d rather be sittin’ on today. This metal is sand blasted and mirror polished by L.A.’s finest then fitted with a baseball-stitched microfinished European top grain leather cushion to have you looking fly at any dinner table.
Available from Cromatti.
Copy/Paste/Undo doesn’t enter into Michael Robbins’s vocabulary and you wont find 3D software in his tool belt. His sharp eyes step into his shop with new ideas ready to freestyle and form pieces he immediately gets hands on with. The Tucket table reflects his distinctive modern colonial design and his flawless woodworking. Made from oak in Philmont, NY.
Available from Michael Robbins.
Oh geometry, why must you be so pretty? Eric Trine has brought out the best in you with lo fi polygon outlines that shift and morph at every angle. Making you pop with bright powder-coated colors that compete with nature’s best dress and able to resist her fury. Octadedrons never looked so good and if you are looking for a table to show off then you just got lucky.
Available from Eric Trine.
You might see coffee rings but this collection of table top stoneware has natural organic swirls built in. Made by mixing both light and dark clays right on the pottery wheel Julia creates unique patterns that remind you of layers of earth or wood grain. If you are feeling a little less daring then she also has a simple cream collection. Each is made by hand with lead-free glazes in her Virginia studio.
Available at Julia Paul Pottery.
Colleen and Eric are not in line to board the next space shuttle but, they are winners of the NASA/Etsy SpaceCraft contest for their stellar furniture design. Their MixUp table collection also takes home the gold for its new take on a classic. The CNC milled legs mix up patterns and colors in a playful way under a solid wood table top that ships flat. Each is built in their Bushwick studio.
Available from Fiercely Made.