Ochre: Contemporary Furniture, Lighting & Accessories

Ochre: Contemporary Furniture, Lighting & Accessories

Cambria Bold
Nov 29, 2011
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Specialty: Beautiful, quality, handcrafted furniture
  • Price range: $$$
  • Website: ochre.net

Store History

  • Founded: 1996
  • Founded by: Joanna Bibby & Harriet Maxwell Macdonald
  • Headquarters: Clerkenwell Close, London
  • Sister stores: Ochrestore.com, Canvas

British gentility, some Danish curve, and a Belgian palette: it's the continental feel, and unique point of view that is Ochre. Ochre is an offshoot of the London-based design group of the same name, created by Harriet Maxwell McDonald and Andrew Corrie.

Their chic and charming store on Broome Street is their one and only US outpost. It's full of what they're known for: custom lighting (like their signature Arctic Pear chandelier) and a spare but elegant upholstered collection that has stood the test of time nicely. Many of their pieces extend their unique handling of materials like blown glass, horn, chain mail, linen, patina'd bronze and polished nickel to door and drawer hardware, soft goods and table top, both of their own making and gathered the world over.

Ochre emphasizes high quality materials and expert craftsmanship, with much of their U.S. offering now made here in the States. Ochre "creates objects of style and beauty which are both timeless and contemporary." Prices reflect the quality of their merchandise and the unique, rich materials from which they're constructed.

The Soho store also carries selection of antiques and vintage pieces from the UK, France and Italy that complement the new Ochre pieces.

Updated on 11.29.11 by Patrick Hamilton from a post by Cambria Bold on 11.18.08

Images: Patrick Hamilton

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