Last Saturday morning we hopped on the Mass Pike for a road trip to upstate NY to visit friends. In between great meals and some much needed country air, they took us by a small studio in the Hudson Valley that makes furniture by hand. We were blown away by by what we saw...
The folks at Chrisopher Kurtze's studio in the Hudson Valley were gracious enough to show us their new line of furniture, in fact they're letting AT readers see it first. Christopher is a sculptor who has gained national attention with his artwork, but has always had a passion for furniture. He just recently developed this new collection that is now ready to launch. All of the pieces are thoughtfully hand crafted from domestic hardwoods, much of which is locally milled in upstate NY. While we toured, we got to watch the folks in the studio work for a few hours, and see their attention and time spent on even the smallest details. The chairs have uniquely thin lines with either a simple shaker-like feeling, or elegantly modern repeating curves. They let us hang out in the chairs, and it was surprising how delicate they appeared while being amazingly sturdy.
Depending on the piece, the chairs and daybed are available in ash wood, maple plywood, pine or white oak. They're hand finished with danish soap, or painted your color choice with milk paint.
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