Peter Sandback's Furniture Design Studio

Peter Sandback's Furniture Design Studio

Bethany Adams
Sep 20, 2010

I love going behind the scenes, so I was super excited when I got the chance to visit Peter Sandback's modern and bright studio located in southern New Hampshire. Originally built as a commercial garage, Sandback converted the building — set on 30 acres of forest — into an organized and efficient workshop where he handcrafts every piece of furniture in his line.

Adaptive re-use and sustainability are evident not only in the building's conversion, but also in the furniture making process Sandback employs.

For his sleek End Grain line of tables (featured in the Showtime House 2010 and at this year's ICFF), logs are cut down on the property and thin-sliced to make veneers for the table tops. Sandback sources the other materials he utilizes in his designs locally whenever possible. The cylindrical wood bases for the Drum tables are from an actual drum factory in Manchester, New Hampshire!

Besides the End Grain tables, Sandback also produces a line of Cast Stone tables in a variety of colors — all of them thoroughly modern. For fun (and for his 3 young daughters), he also makes cast stone apples and Jeff Koons-esque rabbits. A line of tongue-in-cheek cherub lamps is new this year as well.

Click through the pictures above to follow the transformation from log to Drum table and check out the furniture and studio. Visit Apartment Therapy's Marketplace | Sandback for info on pricing and retailers.

Image: Bethany Adams

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