Shopping for rustic chic at The New York International Gift Fair, which is going on now at the Javits Center and Pier 94 in New York, was very productive this year. I was struck that most of the rustic chic items I was looking for are being produced in the south, especially in Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina.
The images shown here, all from Design Workshop Incorporated (www.designworkshop.us), are from one of my favorite exhibitors. Design Workshop’s tables, seating and lighting are beautifully made and entirely rustic chic. One of the most appealing aspects of their offerings is that they can be made in a variety of wood finishes – from limed and cracked oak to driftwood and ebonized oak. You can also see the hand in their burnished steel metal finish, a very rustic chic feature.
With its sleek silhouette and simple chicken wire covering, this side chair is an excellent example of rustic chic at its best.
This updated Parsons-style table, paired here with Design Workshop’s graphic barstools, would work well in any rustic chic interior.
Design Workshop’s expandable bookshelf is graphic, clever and very practical.
These barstools, available in oxidized steel with wood or metal seats, are very sculptural. The workmanship is quite impressive.
These rolling bookshelves, islands and chests from Design Workshop are made from recycled and refinished wood and oxidized steel. The sizes can be totally customized.