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Each fall I look forward to attending Field & Supply, a modern interpretation of a traditional arts and crafts fair held annually at various locations in upstate New York. Founded in 2014, it’s the brainchild of Manhattan-based interior designer Brad Ford, who told Architectural Digest, “Growing up in Arkansas, I loved arts and crafts fairs. I longed for that feeling again, but my tastes have changed. I thought, why not do it in a way that makes sense for today?” The most recent Field & Supply took place over three days in October at the Hutton Brickyards in Kingston, New York. A carefully curated roster of more than 90 exhibitors displayed goods from a variety of studios and workshops representing a wide range of arts and crafts, including some stellar hardwood furniture and objects. Here are three pieces that caught my eye.

Washburn credenza in walnut with a hand-rubbed oil finish by New York Heartwoods.

Established in 2011 and based near the Hutton Brickyards, New York Heartwoods brings a thoroughly locavore philosophy to the production of handmade hardwood furniture and custom designs. Their inventory of lumber and slabs comes from storm-downed and urban trees in the immediate Hudson Valley vicinity. In fact, most logs travel less than 5 miles to get to NYH’s sawmill. Their furniture is simple and elegant, like the Washburn credenza, a handsome midcentury-modern-inspired piece I saw in walnut from a tree downed in Warwick, a neighboring township. The credenza is also available in cherry, oak, ash, maple, or other species by request, dependent on current supply and availability.

 

 

Stinson stoneware and white oak table lamp by Stone and Sawyer.

Always in the market for a striking table lamp, I was impressed by the selection of stoneware models offered by Stone and Sawyer, a company headed by artists Julian Peploe and David Ryan. Their clean and graceful lamps, which reference the best of 20th-century modernist design, are produced by hand in a studio in Delhi, a small town in New York’s Catskill Mountains. My favorites models, such as the Stinson and the Miller, feature hand-turned hardwood necks and bases. Customization possibilities are extensive, with the wood components offered in a choice of walnut, ebonized walnut, or white oak. The stoneware bodies are available in a core palette of subtle glazes with the option of blackened brass or satin-finish metal elements and natural or cream linen shades.

 

 

 

Leaf chair with drop-down arms in red oak with black dye finish by Samuel Moyer Furniture.

I have a weekend house in upstate New York so I’m often on the lookout for furniture that’s low-key and slightly rustic but well designed and carefully made. I found an armchair that fit those requirements perfectly at the Samuel Moyer Furniture booth. Located in Salt Point, New York, this small company was founded in 2003 and is dedicated to handmaking one-of-a-kind, heirloom-quality hardwood furniture and objects from sustainable materials. Made of red oak stained with black dye, the Leaf chair I admired has the sturdy good looks of classic Adirondack Great Camps furniture while incorporating such modern-life friendly features as drop-leaf armrests broad enough to support a laptop.

 

Field & Supply
Hutton Brickyards
200 North Street
Kingston, NY 12401
fieldandsupply.com

New York Heartwoods
Kingston, New York
newyorkheartwoods.com

Stone and Sawyer
Delhi, New York
stoneandsawyer.com

Samuel Moyer Furniture
Salt Point, New York
samuelmoyerfurniture.com

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