Built by architect William Massie nearly a decade ago for vintage retailer Greg Wooten, this hybrid prefab home in upstate New York (from our Interiors issue) is a furniture lover's dream. In the living room, a 1950s Franco Albini rattan chair, a Crate chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1934, and a 1970s padded leather sofa by Edward Axel Roffman fill the concrete-floored space. Swing to the left and a Bruno Gambone ceramic piece stands tall. “Every piece had to really matter,” says Wooten. “Most of those pieces have a story, and often that story relates to a friend or an experience. If it wasn’t something created by an artist or designer friend, it’s the one thing I brought home with me on the plane from Italy or the flea market in Tokyo.”
Inspired and guided by the elements, Martha Sturdy of Sturdy Living has made a name for herself with her simple, yet bold furniture creations that are sure to be on top of any minimalist's list. Both an investment in aesthetic and function, each piece is meant to be "enjoyed, touched, used, and seen for years." We can definitely abide by that.
"We can move out west if you can find a modern house that the furniture can go into," recollects homeowner Mark Neely after spending years collecting furniture for his apartments in Chicago and New York and taking the recent plunge settling into sunny San Rafael, California. Neely and partner Paul Kefalides' living room in their Joseph Eichler home in the Lucas Valley neighborhood from our June 'Furniture' issue is chock-full of the pair's impressive vintage finds, such as a Hans Wegner wooden Sawback chair, fur throw (albeit in need of dire repair), George Nelson's famous Ball Clock, Raymond Loewy's glossy DF-2000 cabinet, twin white floor lamps by Grta Von Nessen, and a suitably-packed cluster of Brian Willshire wooden sculptures, one of Neely’s many collections. Click here to view more of the couple's collections in their 500-plus home.