One of my best discoveries at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show while in New York for BlogTourNYC was Keating Woodworks. Their stand was in the MADE section of the show that featured individual artists and designers.
Geoffrey Keating is a very proud fifth-generation furniture maker. After a varying career route he found his love of wood and decided to make furniture. He aims to use the values of his grandfathers in his products, and he brings a degree of craftsmanship to his products very rarely seen – especially in mass-produced furniture.
The Wharton desk is his take on the standing desks seen in the 1920s and 1930s. This piece is made using salvaged Claro Walnut at his studio in Indiana. The company strap line of ‘Made in the Midwest with my own bare hands’ reflects the love and affection Geoffrey puts into each piece. He is making the furniture for future generations, they are well made and designed investment pieces that will be cherished.
Another favourite piece of mine is Anna’s Table. Made from Black Walnut the beauty of the wood shines out, and on closer inspection the craftsmanship is very obvious. The table is constructed using traditional joinery skills and Geoffrey guarantees all his pieces for the life of the original owner. The simple trestle style would work well in any home and the ends of this table can be extended for larger occasions. This is another piece of furniture that will be handed down for years and years.
The full range from Keating Woodworks includes furniture for all rooms of your home. Side tables, chairs, console tables, beds, and sideboards are among some of the items available – all Made in the Midwest with Geoffrey’s own bare hands! Take a look at their website to discover how all furniture should be made.
BlogTourNYC was organised by Modenus and was made possible by a long list of wonderful sponsors. From the world of kitchens this includes Poggenpohl, Miele, Blanco, Jenn Air, Scholtes and Modern Aire. The fabulous bathroom sponsors are Samuel Heath, Victoria + Albert, Vitra and Axor. The other sponsors are Big Ass Fans,Duverre Hardware, Ethan Allen, Rotsen Furniture, Spirit of Sports and Walluncia.