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BKLYN Designs: 14 Brooklyn Wood & Metal Masters

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You may have noticed that BKLYN DESIGNS is taking place next weekend in Greenpoint, and leading up to it, we decided to showcase some of the Brooklyn creators participating.

We are also giving away 50 free passes to the event  – if you’d like to attend and see the works in person.

Today – the wonderfully talented wood + metal workers. If anyone can make your Pinterest dreams come true, they probably can. Most offer custom work, though some are big enough to have stock items. At the very least – check out their sites and Instagram feeds. They. Are. Gorgeous.

Avandi 

 

Avandi stands for honest design and well-crafted objects that add sculpture to everyday life. A selection of home goods and jewelry designed and produced in Brooklyn uphold the qualities of minimalism, sustainable design, and lasting/timeless value.

Casa Kids (Red Hook)

Casa Kids designs and builds contemporary children’s furniture, including lofts and bunk beds, desks, storage units, and custom rooms. All furniture is designed and built in their wood shop in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood, and they know what it means to live in the city. The company only uses wood that has been harvested through sustainable practices and all products are made locally.

CAUV Design (Red Hook)

Joe Cauvel, furniture designer and maker of CAUV Design, views furniture as interactive interior architecture for our everyday lives. With items from clocks, to mirrors, to desks and benches, something is bound to resonate.

Christopher White Designs

Born in Brussels Belgium, Christopher White studied woodworking in Bordeaux and The Basque Country in France. A classically trained woodworker with the eye of an artist, White believes in executing the client’s vision while also listening to the grain of the wood. He has always been inspired by the natural beauty around him and strives to outwardly express that beauty in the pieces he creates.

JPM Woodworking (East Flatbush-Canarsie)

This family owned and operated business has been serving customers for over 40 years. What started as “JMP Display Fixtures” by Joe Cangelosi and his brothers Mario & Peter (hence the initials J.M.P.) in 1974 to supply unique wood display fixtures for local stores, has grown into JMP Wood Stairs & Rails and JMP Woodturning, owned by John’s son Michael.

Keep Furniture (Gowanus)

Keep Furniture is a based in Gowanus and specialize in custom-made, hardwood, gallery-quality objects. The company, founded by Steven Bennet, brings together fine art, traditional joinery and ergonomics to make sustainable, beautiful, and practical furniture.

LWM Woodwork

LWM Woodwork, design by Luke Malaney, designs and crafts unique furniture for people to experience a sense of function and funk. Check out their Instagram for inspiration.

Mark Jupiter (DUMBO)


A fourth generation woodworker, Mark Jupiter’s award-winning custom designs are a special combination of refined elegance and repurposed industrial products, all sustainably handmade in Brooklyn.

Naula Workshop (Bushwick)

Modern simplicity + old-world craftsmanship = Naula Workshop. Founder and creative director Angel Naula was born in Ecuador, and grew up in the family’s workshop, building his first piece of furniture at 13. After immigrating to the United States, Angel launched his company and carries forward the integrity, mastery, and craftsmanship of the generations of furniture makers before him.

OT/TRA (DUMBO)

OT/TRA is a boutique furniture company run by a husband and wife team specializing in contemporary furnishings for workplace, hospitality, and residential interiors. The 2017 Collection, designed by Zimmerman Workshop Architecture + Design, D.P.C., is entirely Designed and Made in Brooklyn.

Refoundry (Brooklyn Navy Yard)

Innovative new nonprofit Refoundry trains formerly incarcerated people to repurpose discarded materials into one-of-a-kind home furnishings and incubates participants into their own businesses.

SAFTIUK (Greenpoint)

SAFTIUK was founded by Sebastian Saftiuk Paulson in 2010. In an old sewing factory in Greenpoint, he began amassing woodworking tools and machinery. Designs began to crystallize from fragments of an aesthetic approach, ultimately leading to a unique brand that would possess a contemporary stamp with obvious respect to tradition. SAFTIUK was established with a single intention: to produce wooden furniture of profound beauty and function.

Think Fabricate (Downtown Brooklyn)

Think Fabricate thoughtfully designs and artfully fabricates furniture, products, and custom installations in its Downtown Brooklyn design Studio. Its signature media furniture, award-winning bath cabinetry, and Brooklyn Classic designs are emblematic of the brand’s modern, functional design philosophy, skilled craftsmanship, and appreciation of materials. They were also the folks behind Park Slope’s Beth Elohim Temple’s Sukkah.

Wax Rax

Wax Rax is an urban manufacturer all about the vinyl. The company designs and builds premier vinyl storage units and accessories for record collectors with style befitting to the art of music. Optimized for total access to the music, the Wax Rax line provides the design conscious collector options to display, play and preserve their precious vinyl recordings.

More Brooklyn makers here.

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