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Spanish Minimalism meets American Wood. When you walk into De La Espada you feel like you are either in dry, hot Spain, or dry, hot Arizona, and you feel like you are in a huge, airy home with windows overlooking a great view. Even though we don't have a home like this, we like walking in and daydreaming about it... De La Espada is a Spanish outfit (we suspect) that designs their furniture in San Francisco, New York and London, and manufacturers it near Madrid out of beautiful American hardwoods: oak and walnut.
Every piece is exquisitely made with mortise and tenon joints, and the natural color and textures of the wood are allowed to predominate as they use only minimal finishes. The look is modern in angularity, organic in the color and texture of their materials, and spartan in the unadorned simplicity of each piece.
The good? Online viewing of collection is remarkable, each piece is custom made on ordering, and delivery times are impressive at 8 weeks. Problems? These pieces are a bit spendy and certainly much of it is big enough that small apartments need not apply. Some might also say that the style is not dark and urban enough. Could be. But we would love to have that bed.... Beds from $3,000 - Dressers from $2,300 - 7.5' Dining tables from $2,700. - Sofas from $4,800.
• De La Espada Beds • Atlantico, their other company • Their factory near Madrid (ReEdited from 2005-04-28 - MGR)