Across the bridge is a gold mine of raw (or rather living) furniture that creates talent. There is a lot of hype surrounding the neighborhood, but the reality is that Brooklyn is a real source of talent. Check out a roundup of the makers we’d like to work with. Did we miss your favorite furniture maker in Brooklyn? Tweet us a photo. You can find more inspiring objects on our Pinterest.
Samko is happy to find treasures that others fall for. In a Cool Hunting interview, Samko claims[es] Beams and girders from old, demolished buildings are a great and underutilized resource. “Born in Czechoslovakia and ravaged in Brooklyn, the film appeals to both structure and play, embracing aesthetic imperfections and using them to make them beautiful. His line is definitely his own and can be recognized by his expert craftsmanship and attention to detail, but each piece is its own gift, much like a well-written poem in a book of poetry. Secret embellishments and tributes to its influencers (like Dali) play a key role in what makes the brand special.
This workshop in Brooklyn is known for promoting Live Edge. He’s not afraid to mix it up. So with materials. Combining long haired wool with oak boards never looked so good. A cool collaboration with Nersi Nasseri resulted in a piece called Orbit.
We met Asher at the ICFF this summer and had a very fun chat about brass inlay and Brooklyn. We initially described the work of the RISD graduates as short-lived and we stick with it. We were especially in love with his astral charged pieces like the Star Map Table.
Jonah Zuckerman creates well thought-out concept pieces such as the Gathering Table that convey an all-in-one feeling. Another RISD graduate, Zuckerman, uses his New York roots to solve problems in the city. His trips to Nepal fueled his interest in multi-function furniture and proved that Joinery is an apt name for the brand. The interesting approach to all-encompassing pieces acts like a one-man band in a room. The following sections will give you a better idea of how this is achieved. And even though City Joinery moved from BK to MA where the rent is (sparingly) lower, it still has Brooklyn heritage and is still on our list.
Stack of wooden chairs
Secret compartment wooden table
Round dining table Industrial Base
Modern wooden rocking chair
Leaning wooden ladder with drawer
Modern wooden drawer design
Vintage wooden box with splashes of color
Wooden drawer base legs
Hex Wood Table Colorful inlay
Handmade wooden credenza
Wooden bench with book storage
Live wood chair back design
Black Hutch furniture
Brown fur sofa
Live Edge Thick Slab wooden table
Wooden and fur armchairs
Sculptural dining table made of glass and wood
Wooden chair with brass bolts
Wooden dining table brass stud earrings
Low leather bench with storage
Wooden sideboard with brass inlay
Wooden drawers joinery
Elaborate coffee table design
Flat wooden platform bed
Red velvet day bed