I was recently introduced to a husband and wife team that made some very cool modern industrial furniture. Jonathan and Sarah Bucklew are the minds behind Seventeen20. The combination of steel and wood have always been a favorite of mine and Seventeen20 knows what to do with these materials.
Q: Who is?
Established in 2011, Seventeen20 is a small furniture company (husband & wife plus one full-time shop hand) located in Lakeland, Florida. We handcraft industrial modern furniture to-order.
When I first laid eyes on the work of Paris based interior designer Caroline Wiart, I was completely smitten buy by her style and the designers she used throughout her interiors. Her spaces reflect my personal style and would gladly call any of her projects home. I just had to hear a little bit about what made this amazing designer tick, so I asked Caroline to share some of her thoughts with us through a “method Behind”. Caution these interiors are stunning.
Q: Who is?
My name is Caroline Wiart and I am an interior designer in Paris. I have the good fortune to live and work in Montmartre, a neighborhood within Paris that has been home to a large number of well-known artists. Over the past few years the neighborhood has become significantly more cosmopolitan, while retaining the friendly and open atmosphere that has attracted the artistic community for more than 100 years, So I do a lot of renovations.
FR: Je suis Caroline Wiart, architecte d’intérieur à Paris. J’ai la chance de vivre et de travailler à Montmartre où sont basés certains de mes clients. Ainsi, je fais beaucoup de rénovation dans ce quartier historiquement des artistes et qui a énormément changé récemment tout en conservant un esprit libre et ouvert avec une population devenue cosmopolite.
Through friends on facebook I have recently been seeing some projects coming out of Dylan Design Company and was really impressed. I love the patchwork and butterfly details that are found in their walnut pieces. The use of brass and other metals really compliment their craft with wood. I caught up with Tony to see if he would answer a few questions for us.
Q: Who is?
We’re a small furniture and lighting company, about to relocate to a new work space in Baltimore, Maryland. We make everything to order. We started 1 year ago. We make modern furniture using simple, honest materials like reclaimed wood and walnut and steel and brass.
A few weeks back I had the opportunity to attend Alt Design Summit in Salt Lake City Utah, which was pretty cool. While there I stopped in to see Ron Green who owns “thee” mid century modern furniture store in Salt Lake. Ron is a really nice guy, laid back and easy to talk to. His shop was loaded full of drool worthy pieces. I really needed to come home with that Hans Wegner Ox Chair. I asked Ron to tell us a little about the Green Ant and how it got started.
Q: Who is?
The Green Ant is located at 179 E Broadway in Salt Lake City, Utah. We are a mid-century modern furniture store that buys and sells modern furniture from the late 40’s through the late 70’s. I opened the store in 1998. At that time it was just vintage furniture that I thought was cool looking and had great lines. Then I started reading about the designers who created it. At that point my need for modern furniture knowledge exploded.
Last week I featured some recent work from John Eric Byers and was rather taken buy these beautiful geometric shapes “skinned” with amazing texture and color. I took a deeper look at his work and asked if he would answer some brief questions for us.
Q: Who is?
I am an artist, designer and furniture maker living and working in the Finger Lakes region in New York. My primary focus is on my hand-built personal studio work which most recently has been described as ” minimalist form meets maximal surfacing”. My personal work is a mix of functional and non-fuctional pieces. To date, I have exhibited my work in 25 solo exhibitions and over 100 group exhibitions. I will be showing a new collection of pieces next year in NYC. In addition to my studio work, I get my design fix with my limited production JEB JONES furniture collection and my collaboration with the industrial product designer Leslie Roeder at Goodjoy Design.
I know it has been a while since the last “Method Behind”, I have sent out quite a few requests from people but I guess they are just to busy. Jeff Martin contacted me to see if his work would fit this format. I am glad that he did, I really like the style of his work. I think my favorite is when a handful of woods are used together, their are a pair of coffee tables that used claro walnut, bastogne walnut, english walnut, turned cherry and pearwood. Make sure to check out the rest of the interview.
Q: Who is?
Jeff Martin Joinery is a contemporary North American furniture company with a particular devotion to materials, craft, and tradition. We have a small team and are specialized in producing handcrafted designs with outstanding materials. Our central studio is in Vancouver, British Columbia.