Richard Wrightman Design

Richard Wrightman Design

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 23, 2004

For relaxing after a big day on the hunt. We saw Richard Wrightman at ICFF and thought that his timeless and evokative Campaign Collection of folding furniture looked odd compared to the modern and sleek designs of so many others. We made a mental note to got back and look. Then a reader sent in a recommendation that we check him out, and we did, pouring over the beautiful photos in his website. We liked the Campaign Collection (especially the super cute bed) the more we saw it, and could imagine it all in a grand country house on a hot, hot day.

Wrightman's designs hinge on his love of form, construction and early to middle 20th century European design. In addition to the Campaign Collection, which features oiled walnut, Polish linen and leather, and extends from the chairs above to tables, beds and a screen, he has also designed more stationary pieces in darker shades, such as the Biblios Bookcase in steel and wood.

Wrightman is a high end designer who designs and builds in small batches in Long Island City, and you won't find him in any stores on Broadway. While mostly selling to the trade, he is represented by Profiles at 200 Lexington Avenue (212.689.6903). If you got the budget, go for it. MGR

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