Sometimes modern can feel a little sterile, so it’s good that there are people like the Carson sisters and places like Bitters Co.
This Fremont, Seattle “eclectic general store” is a unique source for furniture and housewares that are both modern and rustic. The Carson sisters, with backgrounds in cultural anthropology, art and furniture design, opened this place back in 1993 to find homes for the things they picked up in their travels.
They started by importing and commissioning items from artisans in the far-flung corners they visited (Mexico, Guatemala, Indonesia, parts of Africa). They experimented with the format, at one time running a wine bar with live events and a gallery amid eco-friendly housewares like flip-flop mats, Mexican fish trap lamps, and candle holders made from pipes.
The store continued to evolve and is now also the retail outlet for Amy’s line of furniture and lighting: tables, racks, stools and light fixtures that are hand-crafted from luxuriously rustic materials like reclaimed wood (redwood and douglas fir), blackened iron, and softened leather.
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