It was a pleasure to help the Ethical Culture Fieldston School transform a pin oak tree growing on campus into a 16’ long bench as part of the Architecture Research Office renovation of the Tate Library this summer. We counted the growth rings in the tree and realized that the tree was as old as the school! Couldn’t resist commemorating the situation in a plaque for the school.
We installed a project with deep roots this week. A 16’ long bench for the renovated #tatelibrary at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale NY. We used wood that we milled from a majestic #black oak tree that stood on campus and came down in 2007! We quartersawed the wood (on the football field!), dried it and have been keeping it safe waiting for just the right project. Thanks to @architecture.research.office for finding a way to weave it into this gorgeous renovation! The new bench sits about 30 feet from where the oak tree grew!
Excited to clean out all the nooks and crannies in the studio with our annual BEAUTIFUL SCRAP SALE. Hundreds of interesting bits and pieces of hardwood that we've generated over the past year and haven't had the heart to put into the firewood pile! Everything priced to sell.
New this year: heirloom tomato seedlings!
Saturday April 28 + Sunday April 29, 2018, 12-6PM at our studio: 578 Main Street in Beacon, NY 12508.
Part of the city-wide Beacon Open Studios weekend.
Psst: come early for the best selection!
We spent about 8 weeks making this deceptively minimalist looking bed for a client near Union Square in NYC. The massive headboard anchors two massive cantilevered drawer boxes with integrated electrical and audiovisual connectivity. Made with wood from a single white elm tree, sourced in Pennsylvania. A collaboration with Aurelie Paradiso Design.
Join us for some gift shopping with a healthy dose of community spirit at the 5th annual work:shop winter market sale! It will take place at our studio on Saturday Dec 9 (10AM-6PM) and Sunday Dec 10 (11AM-5PM) 2017.
We are an idiosyncratic group of feisty artisans, selling high quality, design-focussed hand made items. Our ranks have swelled to include 7 new wonderful vendors this year!.
This year, local charcuterie maven, Beacon Pantry will run our cafe, serving up soup, hot chocolate. biscotti and more for hungry shoppers.
A big thank you for all that you do to our lead sponsor The Valley Table.
New this year is the work:shop beacon holiday shopping PASSPORT! Buy a raffle ticket and receive a PASSPORT that will get you 10% off on the weekend of the sale at our amazing local business sponsors in town: Artisan Wine Shop, Barb's Butchery, Beacon Pantry, Dogwood, Ella's Bellas Homespun Foods, Hudson Valley Brewery, Kitchen Sink, Meyers Olde Dutch, Drink More Good, Quinns and Utensil
All proceeds from the Raffle will benefit
the Beacon Arts and Education Foundation.
Hope to see you at the sale!
Excited to see some fantastic press about Grimshaw's Duke West Union!
In the November 2016 issue of Architectural Record, Beth Broome, the magazine's managing editor, gave the project a glowing writeup.
In the February 2017 issue of Architectural Digest!, the project was was honored as one of the 9 best new university buildings around the world in 2016.
Sometimes things are not what they seem...
... the ironic, tragic and triumphant story of Julian Abele, the architect who designed the original Duke West Union building.
Very excited to complete our installation at Grimshaw's Duke West Union in Durham, NC! We made a total of 34 pieces for the brand new student union building.
Our work included:
Maple and stainless steel butcherblock tables on casters for the Test Kitchen
18 foot live edge white oak bartop at the Devil's Krafthaus pub.
We are very excited to host the fourth annual work:shop winter market on Dec 10 & 11, 2016! This event, features 20 amazing artisans selling "museum-quality" holiday gifts in a festive setting. New this year Homespun Foods will set up "Holiday Homespun" an on-site cafe selling sweet and savory snacks and thick hot chocolate for hungry shoppers as well as packaged holiday goodies to give as gifts!
For details, visit www.workshopwintermarket.com
We were mentioned in The New York Times in this glowing review of the Made For You: New Directions in Contemporary Design group show at the Samuel Dorsky Museum in New Paltz! The show is up until July 10, 2016.
Very honored to have our Cedar Garden Bench featured in Fine Woodworking magazine(June 2016)! We originally designed and built a series of these outdoor benches in Port Orford Cedar for the Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, NY. The design caught the eye of one of the editors at Fine Woodworking and they commissioned us to discuss and demonstrate the construction of the piece. What a thrill to be seen in such esteemed company…!
The Randolph School in Wappingers Falls, NY is embarking on an ambitious project – the construction of “The Studios” a new building dedicated to the study of art and music! Learn more here: www.randolphschoolgiving.org
Come to their art auction,”Expansion”, on April 30th at The Howland Center in Beacon to help raise funds! Very proud to have contributed one of our black walnut X-tables to the live auction.
Hope to see you there!
(Thanks to Ethan Harrison for the fantastic photo and to Daniel Weise for all around coordination and putting together this lovely postcard!)
Come up to New Paltz, NY to see our piece in this fun group show of design work at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, NY. Thank you to Jennifer Scanlan for curating such a diverse and interesting show…!
Made For You: New Directions in Contemporary Design
February 6 – July 10, 2016
Morgan Anderson and Corridor Galleries
Opening reception Saturday, February 6, 2016, 5–7 pm
We are excited to bring back WORK:SHOP Holiday Artisan Market this year for its third incarnation! Saturday Dec 5 + Sunday Dec 6. The studio will be full to the brim with gorgeous small goods produced by 17 of our good friends and colleagues from the Hudson Valley and NYC. Hope to see you there!
King size bed, with shelves, drawers and integrated electrical wiring. Black walnut tree sourced near Beacon, NY. Private residence, Garrison, NY. Design collaboration with Charles K. Burleigh Design.
Outdoor pathway lighting in Port Orford Cedar for the rock garden at Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, NY. Operated by the Buddhist Association of the United States. Collaboration with native plant landscape designer, Landscape Restorations.