ISSUE 44  |  The Holiday House

New Dining Essentials from Kaufmann Mercantile

November 02, 2015 5:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Solid, sturdy, and resolutely unadorned: a new line of household essentials from Kaufmann Mercantile includes dining tables, chairs, and benches as well as a line of minimally detailed ceramic dinnerware.

Above: The Kaufmann dinnerware collection is made of porcelain and finished with clear glaze. Prices start at $29 for a Kaufmann Salad Plate and go up to $109 for the Kaufmann Serving Bowl.

Above: Each Kaufmann dinnerware piece is hand-thrown in Oregon by ceramicists working in an eight-person studio.

Above: The made-to-order Kaufmann Two-Rung Chair in black walnut (also available in white oak) is a traditional ladderback design and is $575; with an optional black bridle leather seat inlay it’s $675. “The simple form was inspired by the pared-down aesthetic of Danish mid-century design and the restraint of Japanese minimalism,” according to Kaufmann Mercantile.

Above: The 48-inch-long Gathering Bench is made from solid black walnut in upstate NY and provides seating for two at the dinner table.

Above: The Kaufmann Trestle Dining Table in solid black walnut wood is designed to seat four to six people; $2,750.

See all our Tabletop picks and our Dining Furniture selects in our Shop section.