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Accordance with Nature: Thoughtful Wood and Metal Goods by a Self-Taught Maker

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Accordance with Nature: Thoughtful Wood and Metal Goods by a Self-Taught Maker

July 17, 2019

Made in Connecticut: Accordance with Nature (AWN), beautifully designed, multi-functional storage implements, evocative of Shaker brooms and boxes, by Patrick Turiello, a self-daught woodworker and metalworker with a background in sculpture and sound design and a degree in architecture. We originally spotted AWN when Turiello exhibited at Field & Supply a couple of years ago; now, we’re taking a closer look at a few favorite pieces.

N.B.: Turiello also offers custom work, as well as a “set” of many pieces “in the same specials of wood/metal;” inquire for more.

Photography via Accordance with Nature.

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Above: Turiello’s Clamp and Vessel, shown here in walnut, affixes to a surface to become a small tabletop coatrack of sorts.
The Dowel Rail, also shown in walnut and copper, has pegs, and can be hung with Turiello&#8
Above: The Dowel Rail, also shown in walnut and copper, has pegs, and can be hung with Turiello’s upscale s-hooks. (The Brass Hooks are currently available in the shop.)
Three iterations on a theme, including the jauntily bristled Wall Rack No.
Above: Three iterations on a theme, including the jauntily bristled Wall Rack No. 2 (top) and Dowel Rail No. 1 in maple (bottom).
A Woven Shelf in maple with brass hardware.
Above: A Woven Shelf in maple with brass hardware.
Above L: A Hanging Vessel has bristles charmingly affixed to the bottom. Above R: Turiello’s Brass Basket No. 1. “We’ve all seen machine-made wire constructions (shopping carts come to mind) which in my opinion have a very cold and lifeless personality,” Turiello writes in the AWN Journal. In contrast, the woven part of his basket “is all bent by hand and by eye without the use of any sort of jig.”
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Above: A reverse iteration: the Brass Rail No. 1, mostly brass with maple details.
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Above: Turiello’s ladders, coming soon.
A woven mat in maple.
Above: A woven mat in maple.
A maple Pencil Tray, with attached vessel for dried flowers.
Above: A maple Pencil Tray, with attached vessel for dried flowers.

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