Join The Hudson Company and Brad Ford for the opening of our new Ridgefield, CT showroom, designed by Brad Ford and furnished by FAIR. Open house November 14, 5-8 p.m, 139 Ethan Allen Highway in Ridgefield, CT.
New CT Showroom Opening November 14
Opening November 14, 2018, our Ridgefield, CT showroom will serve our Westchester, Connecticut, and New England clients.
Open Monday - Friday by Appointment
For more info, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-493-5024
Protecting Your Wood Floors
As we approach the dry winter months, we’d like to remind all our friends, clients, and partners of the importance of monitoring the interior environmental conditions in your home, office, and retail spaces—specifically the temperature and relative humidity levels.
Natural expansion and contraction of wood can be caused by insufficient or excessive relative humidity. So, to reduce the chance of damage to your wood floors, the National Wood Flooring Association recommends a climatic temperature of 60 - 75 degrees Fahrenheit and 35 - 50% relative humidity.
Easy Tip For Protecting Your Wood Floors This Winter
This winter, we encourage you to closely monitor the conditions of your space and strive to create a comfortable environment for both you and your wood floor. So, here are four easy ways to protect and maintain your floors…
Purchase an indoor thermometer / humidity monitor (online or from a local hardware store),
Install monitor and keep an eye on the indoor conditions during winter months,
Maintain an interior temperature of between 60 - 75 degrees Fahrenheit,
Maintain an interior humidity of 35 - 50%,
Enjoy your wood floors for decades to come!
Questions? Learn More
*For more information, please visit www.nwfa.org or contact The Hudson Company directly.
*For more tips on maintaining and protecting your wood floors, stay tuned to this blog and follow The Hudson Company on Instagram at @thehudsoncompany.
*Plan on scheduling a visit to our NEW SHOWROOM in Ridgefield, CT, opening on 11/14/2018. More info on that to come!
Reclaimed & Re-Milled For A Second Life
The photos above and below illustrate just one example of how The Hudson Company works to redirect historic building materials away from the waste stream and then uses our team of skilled craftspeople to re-mill this valuable material so that it can be put to new uses in a wide variety of applications.
White Pine From NY’s Finger Lakes
The planks shown here are antique pine boards salvaged from a historic farmhouse in the Finger Lakes district of NY in 2018. After being transported to The Hudson Company Mill in Pine Plains, NY, the planks were then sorted, graded, and de-nailed by hand before being re-milled.
And while it may have been hard to see the beauty in these old pine planks when they first arrived in Pine Plains, our team of pros has decades of experience in transforming gray, weather-beaten, and antique planks into stunning new floors.
See for yourself in the photos above and below.
Go Behind The Scenes And Watch The Full Reclamation Process In Action
Reclaimed Heart Pine Heads South
Originally from The Hudson Valley, the talented team of designers at Workstead also have a strong presence in the American South—particularly in South Carolina (their work inside Charleston’s Dewberry Hotel is a must see).
For a recent residential project in Charleston known as The Carriage House, The Hudson Company had the pleasure of working alongside Workstead co-founders Stefanie and Robert to select and custom mill some Reclaimed Heart Pine, Vertical Grain flooring. Since the initiation of The Carriage House project, Robert and Stefanie have moved the bulk of Workstead operations back home to New York and we certainly look forward to working together with their team on more projects in the future (including the interiors of their new luxury, multi-unit renovation project in Brooklyn, opening in 2019).
But, until then, enjoy this peek inside the stunning Carriage House project, designed by our friends at Workstead.
Notes on The Carriage House
“The Carriage House contains 2,000 square feet of livable space distributed over two floors, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The first floor living room features two gas fireplaces, originally used for cooking and laundering. A brand new kitchen serves as literal and figurative hearth of the home, with cabinetry tucked under the stairs and a grand island providing the counter around which life revolves. A cozy window seat situated within cypress and caned cabinets compliments the dining room along the south-facing facade.
The second floor features an anteroom for use as an office or library with an adjoining bathroom. A south-facing bedroom with windows on three sides includes a cypress-clad closet, while the large master suite is complete with two closets, laundry, and master bathroom. A balcony overlooks the brick courtyard below with green hedges for added privacy.
At the heart of the Carriage House is connection—with time and place as with collaborators.”
All Photos below taken from www.workstead.com unless otherwise noted.
finehome source Event Details
About FineHome Source
From the organizers: "There will be traditional artisans such as furniture makers, faux finishers, plasterers and millwork, as well as the latest in green solutions such as geo-thermal systems, solar alternatives and eco-friendly building products. We will feature AV systems, energy efficient appliances, whole house generators, wine cellars and so much more for the home. There will even be experts in landscape design and related products available to help you put the finishing touches on your home’s surroundings such as fencing , weathervanes, saunas and pools.
The 2018 FineHome Source show will also feature a Plein Air Art Event & Auction. 25 artists will be on site and create paintings inspired by their surroundings. At the end of the day, all the paintings will be available for purchase in a silent auction.
Crisp Architects hopes that you will join them at this event under the tents to meet the exhibitors as well as enjoy the ongoing demonstrations throughout the day. A $2 suggested donation benefits The Millbrook Rotary Shelter Box program."
ABOUT THE EVENT HOST
Crisp Architects designs architectural projects throughout New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Established in 1985 and located in the historic Hudson Valley, the firm’s primary focus has been the creation of buildings that fit their site, historic context, and client needs, including energy conscious and green design solutions.
Contact: Crisp Architects, 3788 Route 44, Millbrook, NY 12545, (845) 677-8256
Either / Or
Congratulations to Paul Chan, founder of The Coast, on his award-winning presentation at Collective Concept. Either / Or won in the "made in the boroughs" category at the NYCxDesign Awards produced by Interior Design.
The Coast showed a mischievous yet austere lighting series composed of three lamps for nightstands, tables and floors. An ensemble of silver translucent fabrics, dark fresco paint, and forged French oak flooring from The Hudson Company coalesced as an immersive backdrop for the light series.
The Coast is an architecture and design studio that creates buildings, environments and objects. With a profound belief in unexpected connections between forms, functions, materials and cultures, its projects are characterized by a genuine curiosity, always expansive, never limiting, to explore the in-between. We are pleased to have collaborated with Paul and The Coast.
Pure & Original
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Join Us for Sitting Still May 11 -24
We are excited to announce Sitting Still, a field study curated by designer Brad Ford of Field + Supply. This very special in-showroom exhibition will celebrate the age-old 'art of the chair' from May 11 - 24 at The Hudson Company Showroom and will be open to the public during the showroom's normal opening hours.
Celebrating The Art Of The Chair
Sitting Still will feature iconic chair designs by George Nakashima, Finn Juhl, Jim Zivic, Fern, Michael Robbins, PP Mobler, Overgaard & Dyrman, Furniture Marolles, Coil + Drift, Sawkille, Regeneration, Weinberg Modern, Rayon Roskar, David Ebner, BDDW, Fort Standard, Egg Collective, Asher Israelow, O&G, and Materia Designs.
A few thoughts from the exhibition curator, Brad Ford
"The concept for Sitting Still is all about slowing down - specifically during the crazy month of May when there are so many things happening. Despite all the incredible things that have been done with design over the years, the chair is still probably the most relevant piece of furniture in the home, the office, the kitchen, and the public space. For the special exhibition inside The Hudson Company's 20th Street showroom, we plan to bring together twenty beautifully handcrafted chairs from various eras that represent a continuity of basic purpose despite the ever-changing tide of taste, trend, and technology."
About The Event Curator
Brad Ford is an interior designer based in New York City. With a highly edited vision and a strong hand, Brad has developed a spare, modern aesthetic with a warm soul. Originally from Russellville, Arkansas, he moved to Manhattan 22 years ago and established his own firm Brad Ford ID in 1998 with an emphasis on residential spaces. Clean lines and simple but well-crafted furnishings, with an attention to texture and the highest quality materials are Brad Ford ID essentials. “We create environments that complement and suit the lifestyle and personality of the client. Whether the room is formal or casual, traditional or modern, accessibility and comfort are a must." Brad is also the founder of the annual Field + Supply: A Modern Makers Craft Fair.
More event Details To Come
1 Hotel Central Park: A Different Kind of Hotel
Starwood Hotel Group has long been a leader in high design and luxury hospitality around the world. With their new line of 1 Hotels (Manhattan, South Beach, and Brooklyn), Starwood is again bringing design to the forefront of the hotel experience — now with an elevated emphasis on sustainability, authenticity, and the beauty of nature. The development of 1 Hotel Central Park started with a broad concept. According to Starwood CEO Barry Sternlicht: “The world around us is beautiful and we want to do our best to keep it that way. We want to make an impact by reinventing the industry standard for socially responsible hospitality. We want 1 to be a different type of hotel.”
Located at the corner of 58th Street and Sixth Avenue, 1 Hotel Central Park is just one block south — only 100 steps, in fact — from Central Park. And like Central Park itself, the idea behind 1 Hotel was to create a retreat within the city where guests could escape and refresh. New York-based firm AvroKO developed the design for this innovative, 229-room, 110,000-square-foot urban oasis and, from the beginning, meticulously pursued the use of sustainable materials and locally sourced building solutions. The design team worked to complement the building’s existing structure (including exposed concrete ceilings and floors, steel columns and beams, and terracotta block walls) by utilizing materials to enhance the authentic feel of the hotel, including locally made furniture, handmade textiles, and a wealth of indoor greenery (24,000 indoor plants!).
A Diverse Spectrum of Custom-Milled Wood Surfaces
Among the wide range of natural and local materials incorporated into AvroKO’s designs for 1 Hotel Central Park is a diverse spectrum of Hudson Company wood products — from reclaimed flooring and paneling, to historic hand-hewn beams and one-of-a-kind custom statement pieces. Through close collaboration with The Hudson Company, AvroKO was able to incorporate a range of unique wood surfaces that reinforce the hotel’s strong design concept and its goal of “bringing the outside in.” From the hotel’s street-level entrance and lobby spaces, to the guest rooms, fitness center, and presidential suites, a variety of carefully selected Hudson Company wood surfaces can be found throughout 1 Hotel Central Park. The surfaces include 50,000 square feet of Hudson Company Silt flooring, 30,000 square feet of Reclaimed Barn Siding, 50 Reclaimed Hand-Hewn Beams, Reclaimed Gym Flooring (salvaged from the old University of Wisconsin basketball court), Reclaimed Redwood (sourced from retired NYC water tanks), Reclaimed Threshing Floor, Reclaimed Travaux Maple flooring, and a custom-finished, debarked Spalted Elm Stump in the hotel’s lobby.
A Hotel Unlike Any Other in New York
"The natural and local materials emerged as the heart of the design, allowing us to celebrate and enhance their inherent richness with minimal touches, including a warm color palette and atmospheric lighting,” says AvroKO principal Greg Bradshaw. “Our goal was to leave the space feeling somewhat unadorned so the materials and core of the space could speak for itself." All of this careful material sourcing and eco-minded design makes 1 Hotel Central Park a boutique hotel unlike any other in New York City — one that brings the outside in, provides a unique parkside respite for travellers, and, as Ann Abel at Forbes put so well, “feels alive in a way that few others do.”