7 of NYC’s Best Indie Makers

Your guide to den enhancement

By The Editors
November 23, 2015 9:00 am

Happy hibernating season, fellas.

Now let’s talk about the place you’ll be spending it: your den.

That tried and true sofa? It could probably use an upgrade. So too the credenza, the ottoman and the coffee table.

To wit: we’ve rounded up seven of the best makers in independent NYC design, from burly wood tables to handsome rockers to mirrored chandeliers.

Keep the rug, though. Really ties the room together.

Built from sustainably sourced American wood, each table is hand-crafted and finished in rich, bold tones. Their Signature Live Edge Tables are what dining room dreams are made of: minimal materials and classic, masculine lines.Uhuru
Their pieces have been exhibited in The Smithsonian for a reason. But beyond the high brow, they are accessible, innovative and skilled. Think pared-down contemporary furniture with a frontier sensibility, from this Modern Slab Table to the Moo Bench (pictured).

Bec Brittain
Set the mood right with some ogle-worthy lighting. It can make or break a space. The Maxhedron will serve you well and attract many envious glances from guests.

Simple. Useful. Efficient. What more would one expect from a design house named Workstead? Their Credenza is a soft yet solid utilitarian piece with just enough movement to not be overlooked.

This Lexik
Most of this team’s works are crafted in their completely radical outpost in Brooklyn (it’s made of five shipping containers), like a wildly unique Worn Coffee Table made with recycled clothing and resin. Custom clothing designs available as well.

Originally a painter and sculptor, BDDW’s designer Tyler Hays lets the fluidity of fine art breathe through his designs. The Wingback Chair is a modern take on an antique form. This isn’t your Grandpappy’s chair, but it’ll likely be your grandson’s someday.

We’re talking instant transformation here. Calico Wallpaper pulls inspiration from age-old techniques borrowed from Japan and Turkey, though their designs are anything but antiquated. Incorporating gradients, patterns, metallics and natural fibers, it will be difficult to choose from their stunning collection. No matter your choice, don’t attempt to install this yourself. Get a professional. You’re about to turn your home into a gallery.

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