Serv ce Station

By Jamie Waugh / Published by Dwell
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Yes, the "I" is missing. The reason is that SERV CE STATION, a self-appointed "Rural American Design company", finds itself occupying a former garage that, when owners Jonah Meyer and Tara De Lisio picked it up, was missing the first "I".

Located at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the small shop sells furniture and sculpture designed and built by the owners in Kingston, NY. It's the kind of place that flaunts the weeds belligerently sprouting through the concrete next to the store.

There is an American flag painted on the window in what looks like white shoe polish.

Meyer is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and as such, transforms recycled and sustainable wood into physically tangible wit and poetry. Painted surfaces are juxtaposed with raw ones to render a sense of the polished blended with a bit of I'm-not-going-to-bother style. Tables, chairs, storage units and sculptures that beg to be signature pieces in the room; and outside, the mountains beckon. It's worth the trip this fall.



Jamie Waugh


After starting in design journalism at House & Garden and CNN, Jamie runs the International Design Awards festival, which rewards visionary international design. One University of Southern California MFA later, she maintains a steady fiction and dramatic writing habit.

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