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Design Seen July/August 2014: Going with the Grain

Hudson Furniture


Barlas Baylar, the New York City company’s founder, emphasizes wood’s mass and weight in his pieces. His Lipstick console (from $31,200), with its slabs of wood and other materials, conveys a modernity that is at once sleek and brawny. 212.645.7800,www.hudsonfurnitureinc.com 


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Thos. Moser


A study in refined simplicity, the new Rockport dining chair (cherry shown; $1,500 to $1,725 each, depending on the wood) is crafted from sustainably grown wood harvested within 500 miles of the family-run business’s Auburn, Maine, workshop. 207.865.4519, www.thosmoser.com 


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Thomas Riley Studio 

Chad Jensen, creative director for the Naples, Fla.–based atelier, has designed the Marquis in Monochrome bench ($10,000) to have a strong sculptural presence. The cypress-and-leather piece also evokes early-20th-century Czech cubist furniture. 239.594.1098, www.thomasrileystudio.com

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The North Carolina company’s founder and lead designer, A. Jacob Marks, combines spare forms and warm woods. The ebonized white ash Wishbone desk ($3,300 as shown) is made without chemicals and with responsibly harvested wood. 336.222.6622, www.skramfurniture.com 

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Dakota Jackson

Fresh from the designer’s namesake New York firm is the GUI dining table ($29,646), which boasts polished, ribbon-striped mahogany veneer. The crescents that form the base look as though they are attracted by magnetic force. 718.786.8600, www.dakotajackson.com 

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David N. Ebner

Philadelphia’s Moderne Gallery recently held a retrospective of the New York craftsman’s studio furniture. His Scallion coatracks, in bleached and painted ash (shown, $8,200) or bronze, are among the artist’s favorite—and most popular—designs. 215.923.8536, www.modernegallery.com 

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Antoine Proulx

Named for the grandmother (Antoinette) of designer Marc Desplaines and his brother, furniture maker Richard Desplaines, the Phoenix-based company offers this French Series daybed (about $9,000 plus fabric) in 25 wood varieties. 602.952.1580, www.antoineproulx.com

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Markus Haase

Together with New York City’s Todd Merrill Studio, the sculptor Markus Haase, also of New York, has designed his first functional line. The Crossover table shown here ($16,000) has a base of teak and Calacatta marble. 212.673.0531, www.toddmerrill​studio.com  

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