timothy liles: new england collection at new york design week 2010 timothy liles: new england collection at new york design week 2010
may 16, 2010

timothy liles: new england collection at new york design week 2010

timothy liles has sent us his latest designs, which are inspired by and made in new england, USA. the ‘braid dead’ rug, ‘crested comb-back’ chair and the ‘sweetser’ lamp will all be exhibited during the new york design week at the cite showroom in soho (may 15t – june 11) and at the ace hotel (may 15 – 20).

following text from timothy liles:

‘the new england collection is a modern set of furniture influenced by traditional american craft aimed at connecting consumers with the source of their products, bringing maker and user closer together. i firmly believe that consumers deserve deeper connections to the places and the people their products come from and that our emotional ties, nostalgia, and pride associated with our material things are what makes them worth having. at that, every design is produced end-to-end within new england in collaboration with true craftsmen and craftswomen who imbue their objects with all the love and respect that honest hand-work is capable of.’

crested comb-back chair domestic maple, milk paint, dimensions: 34” x 16” x 16” (18” seat height) three-legged wooden chair with a sash of color that extends from slightly above to just below the seat. an exploration of the straight-forward joinery found in a classic windsor and how the form can be pared down and modernized. this chair is made by fred chellis of little river windsors in berwick, ME.

sweetser lamp locally sourced and hand-pounded black ash, dimensions: lamp shown: 52” x 16” diamter woven lamp made in the tradition of the basket-making sweetser family of northern new hampshire. solid ash legs incorporated into the weave turn the basket into a lampshade and the textile-covered cord informs the object as a modern light. this lamp was lovingly made, from tree to finished product, by bill and sherry gould of bradford, NH.

braid dead rug 100% hand-braided, hand-laced wool, dimensions: 96” x 84” thick, double-sided, wool rug that made by the extremely staff at the county braid house in tilton, NH.

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