During a visit to Portland, Oregon last month, I got a chance to tour the wood furniture showroom and workshop for The Joinery with marketing manager Cassandra Jackson. The Joinery began as a one-person furniture refurbishing and repair business in 1982 and now employs a team of craftspeople using a range of joinery techniques to… Continue reading Workshop Visit: The Joinery
Designed and made in the Midwest, this classroom-style stacking chair brings a touch of middle school into the dining room, but in a good way. The chair is made with high-quality fiberglass and a sturdy, matte black-painted steel frame. It features a V-shaped detail on the seatback, metal glides to protect the floor, and a… Continue reading Classroom Stacking Chair from Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
Seattle-based furniture and systems maker Henrybuilt first introduced its iconic bar block kitchen system back in 2009. The company has now added the Vertical Bar Block to bring function to challenging corners and small spaces. An integrated electrical outlet for phone charging keeps both the phone and cords out of the way, while tailored storage… Continue reading Henrybuilt’s Vertical Bar Block
Brooklyn-based Zimmerman Workshop Architecture + Design debuted its new furniture company Ot/tra by Zimmerman Workshop at the Architectural Digest Design Show last March. Named after co-founder Sofia and Adam Zimmerman's two children, Ot/tra designs and handcrafts furniture for workplace, hospitality, and residential interiors. Catenary, the brand's first collection, includes two barstool styles, a table in… Continue reading In the Toy Box: Ot/tra by Zimmerman Workshop