magazine | Oct 27, 2023 |
17 heirloom-worthy designs rooted in commitment to craft

The season’s chicest finds pay homage to the  Arts and Crafts movement.

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A sleek black painted finish brings the spindled Bench with Back by Studioilse for De La Espada straight into the 21st century.
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Fashioned with petal-shaped shades, Currey and Company’s Iota 3-Light Round Multi-Drop pendant evokes one of Morris’s naturalistic patterns.
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Ginny Macdonald’s Topia 6-drawer dresser for Lulu and Georgia is made from solid ash wood and boasts wood-turned details for added appeal.
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Morris’s iconic 1876 design meets the modern age in Morris & Co.’s Pimpernel Ink wallpaper for McGee & Co.
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Marble feet and bullnose edges soften the zigzagging legs of Orior’s statement-making Hemlock console.
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Abner Henry’s Continental Trestle table puts a curvy spin on traditional trestle-style dining tables.
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Bobbin legs and round drawer knobs give the Jenny Lind Maple Wood Spindle 3-Drawer kids desk at Crate & Barrel a playful dash of spherical drama.
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Studio Sam Klemick’s eco-conscious Side Table draws inspiration from topiary plants and is built from Douglas fir salvaged from demolition sites.
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Marcin Rusak embeds real flowers in resin to forge the top of the Flora Hyde Park low table from Twenty First Gallery in New York, available at Incollect.
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Crafted with period-appropriate pinned mortise-and-tenon joinery, the Spindle arm chair by Stickley pays tribute to the enduring designs of the American Craftsman movement.
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The Blackthorn rug in Petrol at House of Hackney is adorned in a sinuous, art nouveau–esque floral motif designed by William Morris’s protégé John Henry Dearle in 1892.
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Morris’s daughter, May, came to work for his company in the 1880s, and soon after designed the legendary Honeysuckle fabric. Now it has been reimagined in a medley of contemporary hues by Ben Pentreath for Morris & Co.
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Hand-crafted by Amish artisans in Pennsylvania, the Pillar upholstered counter stool in Natural Maple by Bunn Studio for Radnor Made features a gently rounded rectilinear silhouette for an of-the-moment Arts and Crafts–inspired look.
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Turned wood posts lend a sculptural touch to Jacob May’s ebonized ash Flora bed.
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Dumais Made sculpts each stoneware Pomegranate by hand to ensure no two are exactly alike.
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The hand-carved varnished mahogany Pisa object by Ethnicraft mimics a lathe-turned table leg and doubles as a pen stand for corralling small items.
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A muted paint palette of rustic Georgian Brick by Benjamin Moore, sunny Light Gold by Little Greene, serene Cloud Watching by Clare and dusty Grape Leaf by Portola Paints conjures the earthy colors of the movement.

This article originally appeared in Fall 2023 issue of Business of Home. Subscribe or become a BOH Insider for more.

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