This is a great example of a large downtown NYC loft we helped construct. Using solid rift cut white oak and veneers we gave the space a warm modern feel.
On deck is a solid walnut front of display cabinets and door panels for a new 900 gallon reef tank installation for Greenwich Aquariums.
For a lmited time we'll be offering one of a kind pieces and artwork for those spending the summer in the Hamptons.
We're wishing our little Vivian Hale a happy birthday this month, the big 1!!
I grew up in Westchester NY in a home built around 1910. My introduction to wood working was watching "This Old House", and helping my father fix things around our house. I may have been destined for what I do now. My fathers company represented contract furniture companies, and my mother is an interior designer. Between the two of them I was exposed to a lot of great design and art growing up.
I received a BA in liberal arts from Lake Forest College, after graduating I began a career in photography. My time spent in photography was great, but after ten years of shooting fashion and products I wanted a change. During this time I moved into a large Greenwich Village loft, in need of a lot of furniture. I decided instead of buying a bunch of generic things I would make my own pieces.
After the idea of a new career had germinated, a few designers who saw my furniture work asked me to make some custom pieces for them. My first paid pieces were a fancy dog bed, and some built-in cabinets. After completing a few more projects I realized furniture was a career I could segway into.
Forward to 12 years later and I have my own company making custom furniture. I love the work I do, it's a great fulfilling feeling, designing and creating a piece of furniture that will be used for years to come. Making furniture has allowed me to grow as an artist, at least that's the feedback I've got from people who have seen both my photos and furniture. I still love photography and shoot for my own artistic enjoyment, and I'm happy to offer my artwork to clients who have wall space to fill as well as floorspace.
I've since moved from the big Greenwich Village loft into a Brooklyn brownstone, where I live with my wife and young daughter, two silly cats, and our beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback. We split our time between Brooklyn and Bridgehampton, NY where I also have a shop, and more importantly where our dog gets to run on the beach.
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Historic Pier 41
Jonathan Hale Design