As I scoured the isles of the 2011 Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 94 here in New York I stumbled upon Eugene Stoltzfus a most talented architect that has recently added furniture designer to his title with the launch of his namesake furniture brand.
Initially I spoke with Eugene's lovely, smart and very personable wife Jan which described their furniture as democratic design saying, "how great design should be affordable and accessible".
Eco Hustler: I then asked, "Eugene what sparked your interest in designing furniture?"
Eugene Stoltzfus: "We just wanted minimal, elegant and functional pieces for our new home and after friends saw what we had designed they said, "you should make your furniture available to the public" so here we are with our debut collection at our first tradeshow.
1. Hercules II Coffee Table
The Hercules series is fashioned after the log house timber joinery of the early American pioneers. Made from sustainably-managed timber, the rigged character and simple form of the Hercules II will always be in style. The clear glass develops the functionality of the timbers into an elegant and contemporary coffee table…
2. Deema II Coffee Table
The Deema serires uses light and durable Portuguse cork, bearing on points of singular contact. The generous glass top transform the apparently fragile base into rock solid piece of furniture.
3. Rotolo Coffee Table
The Rotolo Coffee Table models the seamless integration of simple form and practical function. The clear glass floats on stable rollers made of light and durable Portuguese cork.