In an age when everything is instantaneous and mass-produced, people with the talent (and patience) to make things by hand are becoming more and more of an anomaly. Which is why artist and furniture designer Michael Robbins is a serious breath of fresh air.
After going to school for photography, Robbins got an opportunity to learn the art of woodworking while helping to hand build a home in Vermont (true story). He then returned to his home state of New York in 2011 and opened his own furniture studio, where he handcrafts every piece he sells out of an old garment factory in the Hudson Valley.
But, to be real, even if Robbins didn’t hand-make his collection, we’d still be fans of his simply because of how beautiful his collection is. Robbins, who counts Hans J Wegner as a major influence, keeps his forms minimal. The look is sort of a cross between shaker and midcentury modern styles–which makes them both relevant and timeless at once.
Here are a few of pieces we’re currently coveting.
THE MOHAWK CREDENZA
THE WICKSON CHAIR
THE BOSQUE FLOOR LAMP
THE TAZA LOUNGE
THE PENCIL LAMP
For more on Michael Robbins, and to see his complete collection, visit his website http://www.mchlrbbns.com.