Argington at BKLYN Designs
Argington now has a substantial collection of furniture, including bed frames, chairs, bunks, changing tables, and dressers; as well as a line of bedding. Driven by a desire to keep the kids healthy, Argington chose to make all of the furniture with FSC-certified wood, low-VOC glues, and non-toxic finishes; and the bedding with 100% organic cotton. Argie and Thornton, both midwesterners by birth, now live in Brooklyn with their two sons, and their products are sold widely.
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Next week, not far from Argington HQ, BKLYN Designs will be taking over DUMBO for a public showcase of 45 local contemporary furniture designers. Argington has been involved in BKLYN Designs previously, and this year they'll be running a retrospective of their work in the form of a traveling museum, set in the historic Jane's Carousel, an old carousel built in 1922 that has been restored and continues operations today in DUMBO. A set of miniature models of Argington's collection will be made for the occasion in limited edition, and they will be raffling off four pieces of furniture (a bed, a toy chest, a crib, and a changing table) to benefit the American Cancer Society. If you'll be attending BKLYN Designs next week, be sure to get yourself a raffle ticket (or five) for $10 each. The winners will be announced on May 10 and all proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
And don't forget to look for Dwell while you're there! We are a proud sponsor of BKLYN Designs this year and will be running the Dwell Home Tour on Saturday May 9—a great opportunity to peek into some beautiful homes around the area.