Tag Archives: metal furniture
Five Reasons to Visit Scout (plus more of my typical b.s.)

Five Reasons to Visit Scout (plus more of my typical b.s.)

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Andersonville urban antique shop Scout and especially for owner Larry Vodak and the team he’s assembled to stage the show.  He’s got his prop guy (furniture designer Bladon Conner), his Set Designer (Interior Designer Nicholas Moriarty), his Costume Director (Fab! fabric queen, upholsterer and antique […]

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New Content (Metal Craftsman)

During my tour of Daniel’s Antiques super-secret warehouse, I had the opportunity to meet his neighbor Greg Kumpin, a metal craftsman who works with contractors to design and manufacture custom fences, window grates, staircases (spiral and otherwise) and the like. Greg’s space included detailed scale models, interesting chandeliers, artfully arranged vignettes and sculptures, and it […]

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Trend Report: Metal Furniture

Two weeks ago, I featured Andrew Stansell‘s hand-crafted, metal mission-style furniture. Another local designer, Randall Kramer, also works with metal and has created a number of beautiful pieces. Coincidentally, Stansell and Kramer once shared the cover of Chicago Tribune’s Sunday magazine in an article about their respective decisions to leave traditional jobs to follow their […]

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