ISSUE 3  |  Paints & Patterns

Colorful Tables from an Etsy Star

January 23, 2014 5:30 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

Here’s a true story of our age: When Etsy, the digital storefront specializing in the handmade and vintage, was looking to furnish their headquarters in Dumbo, Brooklyn, they shopped the makers on their own site. What did they find? Colorful, hand-crafted, welded metal and wood furniture with a certain whimsical utilitarian appeal by SAWhomeBK, the Etsy shop set up by furniture maker Sawyer Devuyst. And his studio’s bricks and mortar location is–Brooklyn, where else?

Photography courtesy of SAW Home.

Above: The Gatsby Collection includes a Kitchen TableCoffee Table, and Dining table. They’re made from powder-coated, hand-welded steel frames with white oak tops; $625–$1,100.

Above: The Front Stools that populate Etsy Headquarters in Dumbo, Brooklyn, have a dip-dyed look. They’re 18 inches tall, 15 inches wide, and $375 each.

Above: The color of the powder-coated, dip dyed foot detail of the Front Stool can be customized.

Above: The Clinton Coffee Table is made of blackened steel and white oak with vintage crates; $875.

Above: The Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg was one of the first to find and commission pieces from Devuyst. The result was the Wythe Side Table; $325.

Above: The Wythe Side Table is made of powder-coated, hand-welded steel. It’s shown here mint; custom colors are also available. (Alexa seems to remember that when she stayed at the Wythe Hotel in November, her table was red!)

Above: Devuyst learned his craft as an apprentice to an architectural metal fabrication shop in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. When the metal fabrication shop fell on hard times and let him go, Devuyst set up SAW homeBK on Etsy, and was recently selected as a member of Boom Brands 2013 by New York Magazine.

Have a look at more of our favorite Brooklyn finds: Reincarnated Furniture by Nightwood, The Primary Essentials, Shark Tooth, and Ceramics by Paula Greif. And of course, there’s also The Brooklyn Flea.