Steal This Look: Tsao & McKown Dining Room by

Issue 15 · British Design · April 11, 2008

Steal This Look: Tsao & McKown Dining Room

Issue 15 · British Design · April 11, 2008

The rigorous simplicity of this dining room by architects Tsao & McKown appeals to us. The matte finished oak table is custom made by Carlton House, one of the best millworkers in New York City. The glossy sideboard is another custom piece, made by laminating a photograph and sealing it with layers of resin, a painstaking process. The wicker chairs are from the English manufacturer Lloyd Loom.


Recreate the look for less using the following elements:

Below: Oak Sophia Credenza from custom furniture maker Ohio Design, based in Oakland, CA; $1,475. Using PrintTechnology, a photo transfer process, owner David Pierce overlays photos of flora and fauna on his pieces.



Below: Staach Cain Collection Dining Table; 68 inches long, available in maple veneer or seven different colors; $1,160 at Design Public.


Below: Agen Rattan Chair; $34.99 at Ikea.


Below: Meridian Grande Pendant with linen shade and brushed nickel fittings; $390 at Design Public.


Below: Swiss Railway Clock from Mondaine; $175 at New York's Moma Shop.


Below: Or consider Russell Callow's refurbished vintage oversized Czech Railway Clock; £195 at London Timepiece.


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