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American Invention: A First Look at Whimsical New Silhouettes from Sawkille Co.

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American Invention: A First Look at Whimsical New Silhouettes from Sawkille Co.

September 21, 2018

We’ve long looked to Sawkille Co.—the Rhinebeck, New York–based furniture workshop spearheaded by Jonah Meyer—for their uncanny way of riffing on classic American craftsmanship: paring down the lines of spindle-back chairs and glamming up trestle tables. Their new collection of silhouettes of five housewares takes a step further toward whimsy—including a first collaboration with a San Francisco–based sculptor (another Remodelista favorite). Take a look at the offerings.

the inventive roche daybed (from \$8,\200) has blush colored shearling upholst 9
Above: The inventive Roche Daybed (from $8,200) has blush-colored shearling upholstery (a collaboration with fashion designer Ryan Roche) and inventive compartments for storage or holding a book while lounging.
the sculpture mirror features meyer&#8\2\17;s signature wood carvings. (the 10
Above: The Sculpture Mirror features Meyer’s signature wood carvings. (The mirrors are currently sold out, but Sawkille is making more and will restock soon.)
another of the sculpture mirrors, with sculptural carvings. 11
Above: Another of the Sculpture Mirrors, with sculptural carvings.
the song stool (starting from \$\1,\175) is the product of a collaboration wit 12
Above: The Song Stool (starting from $1,175) is the product of a collaboration with artist Silvia Song whose work, much like Sawkille’s, “explores the paring down of natural materials into minimal forms.” The stools are meant to be a marriage between the makers’ iconic pieces—Sawkille’s stools and Song’s hand-turned wooden bowls.

The Song Stool is available in three heights (including the diminutive version, shown at right) and five woods: ash, white oak, hard maple, sycamore, and American black walnut. The threaded legs can twist off of the base.

the perch stool starts at \$\1,500 and has a gently curved seat and brass deta 13
Above: The Perch Stool starts at $1,500 and has a gently curved seat and brass detailing.
the orbit table (from \$5,\100) has swiveling, movable pieces. 14
Above: The Orbit Table (from $5,100) has swiveling, movable pieces.
N.B.: We originally wrote about Song’s indigo work back in 2014 (see Moody Blues: Silvia Song’s Indigo-Dyed Bowls and More); Sawkille tells us that their next collaboration with her will feature her indigo dye techniques. Stay tuned.

More on Sawkille’s offerings, from the archives:

N.B.: Featured photograph of Sawkille’s Rabbit Bench.

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