INSPIRED BY: FURNITURE DESIGNER ASHER ISRAELOW

  The Ø Chair by Asher Israelow

The Ø Chair by Asher Israelow

  Serving trays, black walnut and brass.

Serving trays, black walnut and brass.

Handcrafted Furniture for the 'Modern Explorer'

One of the best things about participating in national design fairs is the exposure we get to talented designers and makers. One of these such craftsmen is Brooklyn-based furniture designer Asher Israelow, whose work is featured as a part of the FAIR showroom collection, curated by interior designer Brad Ford. Israelow's design studio produces all original and small batch furniture pieces designed to last for generations.

And it goes without saying, that the more familiar we get with Asher's work, the more inspired we are. As a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), with degrees in art and architecture, Israelow incorporates a strong architectural aesthetic into his creations. In his chairs and tables, there is a kind of clear structural strength as well as a streamlined elegance. His pieces are never 'heavy' and, yet, they carry weight. According to his own website, each piece of Israelow's work, "narrates the story of its materials, creating innovative and precise designs with a timeless aesthetic." We totally agree; there is a definite timelessness to these pieces - they could be just as at home in a 21st-century Manhattan penthouse as they would be in a mid 20th-century Danish hotel designed by Arne Jacobsen

Another element of the designer's work that we admire is how he sources the material for his furniture, "all the materials [we use] are ethically and locally sourced, building upon the importance of origins." And, on top of all this, we love to see makers like Asher taking advantage of the many beautiful varieties of walnut in their work - which is one of our favorite species. With such a thoughtful ethos toward timelessness, durability, and sustainability in mind, it's not hard to see why The Hudson Company is quickly becoming big fans of Asher's stylish furniture.

You can learn more about the designer and his work by visiting his website and by following Asher on Instagram.

All photos from www.asherisraelow.com.

  The 'Miner Table' in maple

The 'Miner Table' in maple

  The 'Contour Bed'

The 'Contour Bed'

  Anamorphic Console in walnut and brass

Anamorphic Console in walnut and brass

  Chairs from 'The Lincoln Collection'

Chairs from 'The Lincoln Collection'

  'Dante Table' in walnut

'Dante Table' in walnut

  Asher Israelow

Asher Israelow

  Detail from 'Serenade Series' table

Detail from 'Serenade Series' table

All photos from www.asherisraelow.com.