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The designers behind The Brooklyn Home Company give everything they create a custom lookeven when that means dipping an old chandelier into a bucket of liquid rubber. Founded in 2006 by Bill Caleo, with his sister, metalworker Lyndsay Caleo, and her boyfriend, Fitzhugh Karol (both Rhode Island School of Design graduates), the firm brings an artistic sensibility to its projects. Made-to-order furniture has become one of the trio's signatures, but they also design beautiful spaces with a minimalist color palette (usually white walls and black and brown furniture), salvaged materials and a high-low mix that combines inexpensive pieces with their handcrafted work.
For Brooklyn Home, giving a bespoke look to any room can be as simple as adding a contrasting stripe of white lacquer paint to the legs of a wooden table, or as complex (and dangerous) as using a chain saw to make a counter support out of a tree trunk. "I thought about sculpture from a purely artistic angle for so long, but working with furniture made me think more about function," says Karol. "It's exciting to combine the two." thebrooklynhomecompany.com.
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It's made from reclaimed sapele wood, which is similar to mahogany but harder and more water-resistant. The designers cut a knife block into the wood on the table's far end.