Last Sunday, the Greenjeans Fall Furniture Festival wrapped up their month-long showcase of local furniture designers at the Brooklyn Flea. We'll miss seeing all the cool local furniture and just hope that Greenjeans hurries up and opens their new showroom soon. Here's the fourth and final installment of the Greenjeans Fall Furniture Festival...
SMC Furnishings is committed to using sustainable wood. Many of their pieces use wood from reclaimed building timbers or locally sourced trees downed by storms, disease or nuisance issues. In 2004, they acquired three early 19th century barns and a 30-acre plot of woods in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, which provide 10,000 square feet of workspace and additional timber that requires no commercial logging.
At MINE Metal/Art, New York artist Kristina Kozak's creates metalworking designs for everything from hand wrought tables and chairs to custom, one of a kind beds. She even makes fantastic looking security grills.
Anthony Sisto grew up in Windsor Terrace where he watched his father make furniture as a hobby in the basement. After graduating from FIT with a degree in Antique Restoration, Anthony began working as freelance set carpenter on catalog photo shoots, store displays and music videos. Anthony's mid-century inspired furniture is created in his workshop in Williamsburg.
RISD-trained Scott Bergman creates his furniture in Northern Vermont where he lives with Alison and son Peter Bergman, a dog, a cat, 5 chickens, 5 ducks, 1 goose, and 1 turkey in a workshop he built himself.