Seeing New York City native Asher Israelow's furniture pieces at the Architectural Digest Home Show, I was drawn to their mid-century vibe with a modern twist. In neutral colors and carefully chosen shapes that reflect times past as well as current taste, the work feel very livable, with a bit of glam in the form of gold specks in the very special table seen above.
Drawing on his training as an architect and a love of lore, Asher designs work for the modern explorer. All the materials are ethically and locally sourced, building upon the importance of origins. Each piece narrates the story of its materials, with an honest approach to joinery and a touch of conceit. The studio produces all original and small batch pieces designed to last for generations. The work emphasizes a handcrafted and emergent vision of contemporary culture.
Lighting was done by Workstead, a group that works out of Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley to produce classic lighting that will never go out of style.
(Images: Liana Walker)