Furniture Design: Misewell

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December 15, 2010

Growing up in southeastern Wisconsin, Vincent and Paul Georgeson used to hang out in their father’s basement woodshop, fascinated by the process of building things. It was a formative experience: Both brothers went on to study industrial design in college, and in 2008 they started a Milwaukee-based furniture company. The next year they unveiled their first eight products at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York, including the Lockwood chair, a shaped walnut or maple seat on a formed steel frame. They named the brand Misewell, a nod to Midwestern slang for “might as well”—–as in, “misewell start a furniture company,” says Paul, laughing.

 

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  Brothers Paul and Vincent Georgeson in their studio, surrounded by their own designs (and dog Penny).  Photo by: Daniel Shea
    Brothers Paul and Vincent Georgeson in their studio, surrounded by their own designs (and dog Penny).

    Photo by: Daniel Shea

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  Here's their handsome Stretch coat rack, next to the metal-and-walnut Lockwood chair.  Photo by: Daniel Shea
    Here's their handsome Stretch coat rack, next to the metal-and-walnut Lockwood chair.

    Photo by: Daniel Shea

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  Another view of the Lockwood chair. It's also available with an optional felted wool cover.  Photo by: Daniel Shea
    Another view of the Lockwood chair. It's also available with an optional felted wool cover.

    Photo by: Daniel Shea

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  The Conrad coffee table has a solid walnut top and legs; each leg snaps into the stamped steel bracket without the use of hardware.  Photo by: Daniel Shea
    The Conrad coffee table has a solid walnut top and legs; each leg snaps into the stamped steel bracket without the use of hardware.

    Photo by: Daniel Shea

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  The steel Sixagon can be used as a stool, side table, or any other surface. It's got a powder-coated surface, available in black, blue, cream and yellow.  Photo by: Daniel Shea
    The steel Sixagon can be used as a stool, side table, or any other surface. It's got a powder-coated surface, available in black, blue, cream and yellow.

    Photo by: Daniel Shea

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