Friday, September 14, 2007
Not all of us can afford furniture like this - but we can still appreciate that craftsmen are producing such lovely pieces.
I just discovered Karges by Hand from an ad in Architectural Digest. The piece shown above is a Queen Anne cabinet on a stand. The Karges web site has high-quality pictures, so it's a pleasure to browse.
On the other hand, I've known about Berkeley Mills for a long time, since they're located not too far from me. This is one of their numerous tansu pieces - and they do custom work, too.
John Kelly Furniture and Accessories is another company I've known about for years, having seen their furniture at a store in San Francisco. This is a sideboard from the J1 series.
I don't remember how I first heard about Pompanoosuc Mills - but I'm glad I did. This is a solid birch file cabinet.
Debey Zito is a member of Artistic License, a group of artisans - so go to the Artistic License web site and you can ogle not only her work but that of many others.
Green Design Furniture was named after founder Michael Green - but their furniture is made from domestically grown solid wood, logged following sustainable forestry guidelines. Whenever possible, manufacturing waste products are recycled or repurposed. This is their demi armoire.
While the other furniture makers listed here make a range of storage items, this chest of drawers is the only storage-related item from Andrew Muggleton - but isn't it a beauty?