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Wisteria’s Best of 2016

Before we go into the new year, we’re showing off our 2016 most-loved new arrivals. Take a look back with us and fall in love all over again.

 

Top 10 New Arrivals for 2016

1. EMERSON COUNTER STOOL – BRASS

t14485_01Inspired by this evolutionary time in American design, we designed our Emerson Counter Stool in-house, a modern interpretation of this evocative period. High seating is framed in brushed stainless steel with a white linen cushion, lending a stylish, updated retro complement to any counter or bar.

 

 

2. DISAPPEARING COFFEE TABLE – RECTANGLE

t11914_01-3Our Disappearing Coffee Table is an example of an antique made modern. It was designed after an early 20th-century coffee table. We’ve taken that and turned it into a modern treasure as a sophisticated and useful acrylic table with a glass top. A functional design that will look great in any room.

 

 

3. PIER MEDIA CONSOLE

t14383_01This simple, rustic Pier Media Console adds function without forfeiting style to your living space. With two shelves behind sliding doors, this piece features an all wood construction complemented by a lime wash finish. It reminds us of walking along the pier, bringing the essence of the shore to you (minus the sand!). Its slatted profile allows circulation, so we’ve fitted this console with cutouts for cables—making it a perfect platform for media components. This versatile piece also functions as a curio cabinet or an entertaining buffet.

 

4. EMERSON BAR STOOL BRASS

t14484_01Inspired by this evolutionary time in American design, we designed our Emerson Bar Stool in-house, a modern interpretation of this evocative period. High seating is framed in brushed stainless steel with a white linen cushion, lending a stylish, updated retro complement to any bar-height station.

 

 

5. HAIR-ON-HIDE COUNTER STOOL

t14388_01Inspired by mid-century-modern design, our Hair-On-Hide Counter Stool delivers a sleek yet textural element to a space. A lovely showcase of materials, this stool features a real, hand-stitched cowhide cushion fashioned to a slender stainless steel frame, offering a modern yet rustic appeal. Designed in-house, this piece offers stylish seating alongside your kitchen counter and makes a sophisticated statement in any setting. Due to the nature of the materials, variances in color and design can occur.

6. EMERSON COUNTER STOOL – SILVER

t14486_01-1Inspired by this evolutionary time in American design, we designed our Emerson Counter Stool in-house, a modern interpretation of this evocative period. High seating is framed in brushed stainless steel with a white linen cushion, lending a stylish, updated retro complement to any counter or bar.

 

 

7. ACRYLIC COUNTER STOOL

t14488_01Combining form and function, our Acrylic Counter Stool clearly suits any style in any setting. Thick acrylic is molded to create this minimalist design, delivering an airy aesthetic that reduces visual weight in a space. This smooth stool is fitted with two footrests on either side, so you can easily rest your feet while you’re seated. Versatile, this transparent piece will deliver a sleek, very modern look to a counter or bar station.

 

8. SMALL LACQUER CHEST

t14741_01Update your space with the clean, minimal lines of our Small Lacquer Chest. This sturdy and stylish storage solution features two deep bottom drawers that will fit just about anything and a slim top drawer for loose jewelry or smaller miscellaneous items.

 

 

9. MARBLE COFFEE TABLE

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Deliver a luxurious element to your living space with our Marble Coffee Table. Designed in-house, this sculptural table features a sleek marble top and an architectural metal base. Its construction creates the illusion the marble is floating, delivering an airy aesthetic, and the striated details delicately dance on the tabletop, creating visual texture. It’s sleek enough to fit into a strictly modern home or among traditional decor. This visually pleasing piece establishes modern luxe when showcased in any setting.

 

10. MODERN FRETWORK CHEST

t14225_01Though little is known of him, Luke Lightfoot is associated with the extraordinary carvings at Claydon House, Buckinghamshire, built by Lord Verney in the 18th century. A skilled artisan in carving wood and stone, Lightfoot’s fretwork—an ancient carving technique that began over 3,000 years ago—inspired our Modern Fretwork Chest. This hand-finished and -carved chest features a two drawer façade with mirrors and intricate fretwork detailing. With carved grooves on either side of the drawers, this piece caters to easy opening and a very contemporary aesthetic. Due to the handmade nature, slight variances in color and design can occur.

 

  
  
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Majestic and Moorish: Our Bone Curule Stool

The Roman Empire made several contributions to past and present society, one being chair design. As the Empire expanded across Europe, so did its methods of craftsmanship. It was during this reign that curule chairs were first introduced, said to have originated in Etruria. These chairs, or stools, were reserved for magistrates holding imperium to sit on during court or royal gatherings. One of the earliest recorded examples of the curule chair dates back to 494 BC when Roman dictator Manius Valerius Maximus was awarded one as a result of his victory over the Sabines.

Majestic and Moorish: Our Bone Curule Stool | Wisteria

In Rome, the curule chair was traditionally made of ivory and had a wide x-base, no arms, and no back. Keeping up with this regal tradition, we’ve created our Bone Curule Stool in the same fashion but updated it for a more modern appeal. Combining 18th-century Empire Style with 16th-century Moorish design, this exquisite stool has the best of both worlds. Each stool is embellished with hundreds of pieces of camel bone that are carved and inlaid into a wood frame by hand—a meticulous and time-consuming process skilled artisans endure to create these imperial pieces. Fit for a king or a queen, this stool is complete with a durable white linen cushion, and is an ideal seat for a vanity or desk. Hint: Pair two at the end of the bed for even more regal ambiance.

Majestic and Moorish: Our Bone Curule Stool | Wisteria

  
  
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A Peek at Teak: Our Bungalow Table

Teak Talk

Teak is a type of deciduous tree that is dominant in mixed hardwood forests. Sometimes referred to as Burmese Teak, teak timber is particularly valued for its durability and water resistance—an ideal hardwood for boats, exteriors, and (our favorite) furniture. Teak is durable even when it’s not treated, so it’s commonly used to make outdoor furniture. In its natural state, the teak tree’s oils make the timber termite and pest resistant. At 1,500 years old, the oldest (and largest) teak tree stands in Uttradit Province, Thailand.

Our Bungalow Table 

Simple design and timeless style fashions our Bungalow Table, crafted by hand from teak wood. This piece is framed with smooth slats that highlight the natural grains of the wood, which not only delivers a strong organic presence but helps warm up a space. Its cubby-like design allows you to either showcase or store items, making this piece versatile. Tip: Place an open end facing a wall to to help conceal objects or in an open space to showcase them. Naturally resilient, this piece will last for years to come.

A Peek at Teak: Our Bungalow Table | Wisteria

 

  
  
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Stylish Storage: Our Reclaimed Wood Hutch – Small

Seeking stylish storage? Look no further—we’ve got the perfect piece for you! We’ve taken one of our most popular pieces and slimmed it down, making this storage unit even more versatile.

Constructed of recycled wood and iron, our Reclaimed Wood Hutch is modeled after early 20th-century cabinets that were once used in vintage-era banker’s offices. Though its façade is faceted with what appears to be several small drawers, this piece actually features five bottom drawers and two top slim drawers built into the iron frame—perfect to store small-scale items.

Stylish Storage: Our Reclaimed Wood Hutch – Small | Wisteria

Multifunctional, this piece can be used in a variety of settings. With an abundance of drawers and shelving, this hutch works well in the kitchen to store dinnerware and dining accessories, or in the living room to hold blankets and tchotchkes. We especially like the idea of using this piece in the study to hold office supplies—harkening back to its origin of use.

Stylish Storage: Our Reclaimed Wood Hutch – Small | Wisteria

Whether you’re seeking a storage solution or would like to update your current storage situation, our Reclaimed Wood Hutch gets the job done without sacrificing style. Need more storage space? Check out the larger version here.

 

  
  
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Getting to know Gustavian: Our Swedish Cupboard

Gustavian style has greatly influenced Wisteria over the years when developing and designing our products.

The history of Gustavian style began in the 18th century, after the future king of Sweden, Gustav III, returned from an extended visit to Versailles. Intrigued by the Neoclassical style he was introduced to, the young monarch sought to recreate it. Initially intended to hold a place in only royal palaces, Gustavian style soon gained popularity with the common citizen. This type of style began evolving, and though palaces tended to be rich with gilded furniture, countryside homes generally featured painted or white-washed furniture. The light hues of these pieces provided a reflective quality that many desired during the long winters. Though Gustavian style has continued to evolve, considered by some as an interpretation of Louis XV and Louis XVI-style furniture, it remains as timeless and versatile as ever.

Swedish Cupboard

Andrew’s sister, Leslie, has the original inspiration—a 19th-century antique—for our Swedish Cupboard in her home. When Leslie unveiled the cupboard she bought during a trip to the south of France, we knew we had to recreate it. Clean, elegant lines frame this cupboard, bringing Swedish style and simple sophistication to any room. Designed in-house, this hand-carved mango wood piece features a hand-painted finish with plenty of room to showcase and store antique china (or any favorite pieces!).

Swedish Cupboard

  
  
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