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Publication Date: 2019-10-07

Design Insights

Artisan Brands to Know: 40 Finds, Part 4

For the final installment of our 2019 40 Finds campaign, we're featuring 10 unique artisans who create products to enliven your spaces and inspire your creativity, including woodworkers, wallpaper designers, lighting manufacturers, and more. Browse our picks and be sure to peruse all the one-of-a-kind artisan products being added to Dering Hall.


Crenshaw Lighting is an award-winning decorative custom lighting and historic restoration lighting manufacturer. For over 60 years, the company has employed leading edge technology solutions to complement hand work in developing beautifully manufactured lighting from every era.

LA-based Amorph is a design and manufacturing company that takes pride in handcrafted designs rooted in technology. Their cutting edge manufacturing techniques enable them to create sculptural furniture from conception to production. Though they create art objects, the goal is for their pieces to function easily as part of everyday life.

Owned by designer/fabricator Jacob Wener, Modern Industry is a Chicago-based furniture manufacturer. With roots deep in the heart of the Midwest, the shop lives and breathes by one simple ethos: to bring the art of hand craftsmanship back to the world of home furnishings. Their sustainably sourced solid hardwoods are processed by hand, utilizing the same methods used by craftsmen a century ago.

Since 1998, Fabio Bergomi has been renowned for his unique Italian lighting and interiors, specializing in exclusive custom and original vintage pieces, from classic to contemporary designs. For his firm Fabio, he combines personalized designs with the tradition of Murano Maestri glassmaking from Venice and artisanal hand-crafted metalwork to create timeless lights.

Created in 2013, The Iron Roots Designs is a Portland, Oregon design and woodworking company that builds unique high-end home products in modern and minimalist styles. All products are built by hand in their Portland workshop with the goal of drawing the eye, starting conversations, and making a statement.

Founded in 2015 by artists Kellie Menendez and Ondrea Vicklund, Half Full creates home decor that celebrates unique experiences and environments. They combine a deep love of nature with original illustrations to create beautiful wallpapers and prints; best of all, they use their firm to support efforts to conserve wildlife.

Proudly sustaining the ancient tradition of hand-made rustic furniture using the same methods and materials as early artisans, the hallmarks of Wisconsin-based La Lune Collection furniture are meticulous construction, environmentally secure woods, kiln drying, special joints and finishes, and attention to every detail.

KLASP home designs luxury bespoke leather and hair-on hide framed mirrors, furnishings, pillows, and rugs with unique and exotic finishes. Klasp Home works with talented interior designers and architects on residential, hospitality, and commercial projects as well. The studio offers natural skins for upholstery, wall and floor coverings, home furnishings and framed mirrors.

For over 40 years, the team at California-based Lamps by Hilliard has been hand-forging intricate glass and bronze lighting fixtures including pendants, chandeliers, sconces, table lamps, floor lamps, and counter pendants. Each fixture is of heirloom quality, and is copyrighted, signed, and numbered.

Founded in Idaho in 1996, Woodland aims to serve the design community with high-quality furniture in a mix of finishes, all with lead times under 12 weeks. The brand has continued to grow through the addition of a cabinetry division as well as lighting and upholstery lines, enabling them to create a whole project solution for designers.


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