6 Hudson Valley Woodworkers Making Contemporary Furniture and Homewares | Design & Decoration | Hudson Valley

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  • New York Heartwoods Eclipse Coffee Tables

With an annual list of beloved regional craft fairs, including Field + Supply, The Farmhouse Project and Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair, spotlighting high-quality artisans honing their skills at the highest level, the furniture scene and household items has never looked so stylish. From high-end furniture makers crafting one-of-a-kind tables and headboards to design studios offering thoughtful storage solutions and functional homewares, the local woodworking landscape is teeming with beautiful handcrafted objects. from mindfully sourced materials that make a home feel cozy and connected to the natural world.

Whether you’re looking for that perfect coffee table to complete your living room makeover or beautiful, functional storage pieces that help you save space, we’ve rounded up six woodworking studios in the Hudson Valley with gorgeous furniture and handcrafted house. merchandise you are sure to love.

1. Brian Persico, Windham

Brian Persico’s furniture and range of unique and strikingly elegant functional objects are inspired by natural materials, inspired by craftsmanship throughout history and handcrafted in his Catskills workshop.

The wood Persico uses is often sourced from less than 20 miles away, and the finishes and glues he uses are made with natural ingredients, some of which he has recreated using recipes that date back to the 16th century. His background in using unusual natural materials to make archery bows, such as horn, bone and sinew, has also influenced his work and can be seen in his Windham series, which uses tiny pins carved from antler that Persico gathered from the woods around his home.

Pieces we like:

The handmade pine and Osage wood box is full of thoughtful details, including hand-cut dovetail joinery in the corners and a curved Osage orange handle with handmade copper rivets . The Walnut Cove Mirror, crafted with an antique architectural molding plan, would make a stunning statement at the end of a hallway or add light to another cozy vignette.

Brian Persico store.

2. Heartwoods of New York, Kingston

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New York Heartwoods Highland Coffee Table - IMAGE COURTESY OF FIELD + SUPPLY

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  • New York Heartwoods Highland Coffee Table

For years, New York Heartwoods founder Megan Offner had seen wooden materials used to build photo shoots in her career as a publicity designer, only to be thrown away at the end of the day. So in 2010 she moved upstate and founded her sawmill and timber processing studio in Warwick and Kingston with a mission to salvage timber and ensure trees are not slaughtered in vain.

New York Heartwoods gives a second life to Hudson Valley lumber and trees felled by weather or disease or removed during real estate development, through its wood shop or sale to architects, designers and woodworkers , as building materials or custom-made furniture and handicrafts.

Pieces we like:

The Eclipse coffee tables are sure to become the new conversation piece in your living room – the pair are designed to nest together or work independently if desired. With faceted corners, butterfly key inlays, and a hand-shaped mid-century design-inspired base, the Highland Coffee Table packs a lot of character into a minimalist silhouette.

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3. FN Furniture, Stone Ridge

Once the go-to craftsman for high-end architects looking for bespoke furniture, Ken Landauer started FN Furniture in 2017 as a way to use furniture as activism – creating well-designed, affordable furniture without any waste. LN Furniture’s indoor and outdoor chair, bench and sofa designs are guided by yogic principles, so the angles and surfaces of each piece promote comfort and alignment.

The indoor furniture is made with multi-layered Baltic birch plywood cut on a CNC (computer numerical control) machine. After Landauer began receiving requests for outdoor models and office furniture, in 2020 it launched an outdoor line following the same principles, but made from high-density marine-grade plastic sheeting.

Pieces we like:

In striking hues like red, yellow and green, as well as natural clear acrylic, the F2 Rocker would make an eye-catching and ergonomic addition to any living room or conservatory. Work from home warrior? The F2 writing desk has two thoughtful nooks and plenty of space to also house your computer.

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4. Samuel Moyer Furniture, Staatsburg

Staatsburg and Los Angeles-based furniture maker Samuel Moyer is committed to making furniture and artwork for our grandchildren’s children that lasts, connects generations, and reduces waste and consumption. . Its line of handmade and made-to-order cabinets, tables, consoles, chairs and beds often incorporates brass with unusual, often self-machined woods, such as Robinia or American Black Walnut, and typically contains unfinished sections that show the process of working with wood.

Pieces we like:

All pieces are custom and made-to-order, but we’re smitten with anything that features remarkable carpentry and thoughtful ways to showcase a raw edge.

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5. KHEM Studios, Stanford

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KHEM Studios Mega Whale Bone Cutting Board in Walnut - IMAGE COURTESY OF FIELD + SUPPLY

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  • KHEM Studios Mega Whale Bone Walnut Cutting Board

KHEM Studios was founded by Kari Britta Lorenson and Erik S. Guzman in 2016 (the studio’s name is an acronym of Kari, their daughter Hanna, Erik, and their giant schnauzer, Maple).

The studio was born out of Lorenson and Guzman’s desire to find simple, clean contemporary designs made with natural solid hardwoods. The couple, who both have a background in sculpture, began by translating this vision into a line of homewares and furniture collections designed and crafted in their Stanford studio with locally sourced kiln-dried hardwoods.

Pieces we like:

The Mega Whale Bone Cutting Board combines artistry with functionality whose size and deep channel can handle anything you would need to carve. Looking for trendy furniture? The Unity Bench features sleek lines and unique, attractive angles, and would look equally stellar as a mudroom bench or as a seat for your dining table.

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6. Accord with nature, Accord

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In keeping with nature's woven shelf, white oak peg rail and peg rail and Squiggle hook - IMAGE COURTESY OF FIELD + SUPPLY

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  • As per Nature’s Woven Shelf, Peg Rail and White Oak Peg Rail and Squiggle Hook

Accord-based design and furniture studio Accordance with Nature was founded by Patrick Turiello and Leah Fabish, self-taught furniture makers whose backgrounds in sculpture, architecture and industrial design influence much of their work.

From sculptural side tables to wall shelves and peg rails carefully crafted to suit any space, each piece is designed and manufactured by Turiello and finished by Fabish, using tools and machinery sourced from of various factories, toolmakers and craftsmen who are no longer in business or who no longer need them.

Pieces we like:

With delicate interlocking slats and a sturdy wall bracket, the #1 Woven Shelf in White Oak is a beautifully designed compact solution for organizing small spaces. And the Peg Rail No. 2 in Ebonized Oak can get that stack of coats in your entryway neat in shape in no time.

Shop in tune with nature.

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