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June 18, 2013
Originally published in America the Beautiful
A new collection of wooden furniture and home goods from Minneapolis design studio Isabella Furniture.
Federal coat hook rack by Isabella Furniture in black walnut or maple with powder-coated steel hooks.
Isabella Furniture's Federal hook system, which Dwell featured in our July/August issue, features laser cut steel hooks that slide along a grooved wooden form. Available in black walnut or maple with black or white hooks; $195.
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Helm stool in black walnut, inspired by Shaker design, handmade by Isabella Furniture
Isabella harvest and mills most of the wood himself, saying, "Some of the smaller pieces and turned objects come from land my wife's family owns in Wisconsin." Pictured here is the new Helm stool, which was inspired heavily by Early American and Shaker design. $850
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Two maple cutting and serving boards handmade by Isabella Furniture
Two no-fuss cutting boards, both finished with food-grade beeswax and mineral oil Isabella makes himself. The large serving board ($105) measures 12" x 6.5"; the smaller version ($85) is 10" x 12".
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Black walnut turned salt cellar with solid brass top by Isabella Furniture
Isabella Furniture's turned salt cellar with a solid brass top and wooden spoon is a throwback to an earlier era of dining at home. ($95) A smaller vessel also goes for $95.
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Ardor hand mirror with solid walnut handle and waxed bronze face by Isabella Furniture
Isabella's Ardor hits the art note in his new collection. The hand or hanging mirror with an extra long handle sports a handwaxed bronze face. $185
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Federal coat hook rack by Isabella Furniture in black walnut or maple with powder-coated steel hooks.
Isabella Furniture's Federal hook system, which Dwell featured in our July/August issue, features laser cut steel hooks that slide along a grooved wooden form. Available in black walnut or maple with black or white hooks; $195.

In Dwell's July/August 2013 issue we profile a host of American designers and studios from coast to coast. We grouped our product pages by region in order to highlight the wide array of goods made in each area of the country, from homegrown materials. One such designer is an upstart named Paul Isabella, who resides in Minnesota and works under the moniker Isabella Furniture. Paul, a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design (along with Jerri Hobdy, a current SCAD student whose cutting-edge stool was included on page 60), specializes in handcrafted, wooden pieces that hearken back to Shaker and Federal traditions—but with a minimalist, modern feeling.

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