one of my favourite stands at this year’s ad show was that of soho-based designers bddw, a small furniture company dedicated to the creation of well-crafted timeless designs and heirloom quality solid wood furniture.
craftsmanship is the company’s buzzword, and all of bddw’s textured wood objects are locally-sourced and hand-made in their philadelphia studio. they also carry a wonderful collection of hand-knotted tibetan rugs, leather framed mirrors and handmade records players in their downtown showroom, creating a visually inspiring space that provided a veritable playground of fun and creativity for blogtour‘s final night party.
bddw’s pieces successfully bridge the gap between clean-line design and classic americana, creating a look that is both innovative, and comfortingly rustic. you can’t walk into the showroom without being struck by how gorgeous every piece is, and we were all oohing and aahing over the tiny bird sculptures cluttered on one wall and the constellation style light fittings, while clamouring to take our places at the archery line-up and pose for photographs on the showroom’s two iconic american motorcycles.
bddw, 5 crosby street, new york, ny 10013
blogtour nyc was sponsored by: miele, samuel heath, rotsen furniture, scholtes, du verre, mmpi (organisers of ad show 2012), blanco america, poggenpohl, spirit of sports, victoria and albert baths, jenn air, big ass fans, modern aire, vitra, wallunica and mix magazine.