If your looking for an original piece of furniture, look no further than the Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas ($4700). Maarten Baas is a Dutch designer who has been creating the Smoke collection since 2002. The Smoke Chair is actually burned and then preserved and strengthened with a clear epoxy coating. The entire collection includes an armchair, dining chair and chandelier. Each piece made is unique and will differ due to the process. The upholstery is black leather. Check out this [video_lightbox_vimeo5 video_id=36472962 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] on the creation process.
If pressed, my philosophy when it comes to interior design is one of minimalism with industrial and rustic accents. So I love it when a company makes pieces that fit into all of those categories. Urban Wood Goods is a Chicago based company that uses reclaimed wood from old buildings and barns to create masterpieces. […]