Furniture Design: Misewell
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Their process for expanding their nascent line of furniture is unconventional: They take a look around their respective homes and tally what they need. Last year, in the lead-up to ICFF, Paul realized he could use a coatrack: “I couldn’t find anything good, so we designed one ourselves.” Four months later, Stretch, a handcrafted walnut tripod with pinwheel joinery, was born.

Here's their handsome Stretch coat rack, next to the metal-and-walnut Lockwood chair.

Here's their handsome Stretch coat rack, next to the metal-and-walnut Lockwood chair.

Their main goal is to create furniture that will last for decades, both physically and aesthetically. They work with solid, timeless materials like wood, steel, and aluminum and manufacture their furniture at factories throughout the Midwest, which were more willing than usual to take on small production runs in the midst of the economic downturn. “We’re not trying to follow any trends or do anything ostentatious,” says Paul. “We want our pieces to look great in 30 years rather than turning into hideous eyesores. We want our customers to pass this stuff on to their grandkids.”

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

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

Another view of the Lockwood chair. It's also available with an optional felted wool cover.

Another view of the Lockwood chair. It's also available with an optional felted wool cover.

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

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

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.

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.

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