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June 17, 2016
Jory Brigham picks up his family’s trade and takes it in unexpected directions.

Based on a classic shop stool, the Bozely and its handwoven Danish cord perch are measured to help children reach tables. The piece takes its name from designer Jory Brigham’s youngest son, its trial user. 

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A burst of marigold fabric peeks through the casework of the super ’70s–inspired Mack credenza. 

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One of the more fun items in Brigham’s collection, the Mackenrow ping pong table is rooted in midcentury style (note the net’s intricate Danish weave), yet it would look right at home in a modern office. 

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The solid walnut Arka appears to levitate an inch above the ground, despite its visual weight.

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Though its sharp geometries are its signature, Brigham’s Hank rocking armchair features not a single right angle. Adding cushions gives users’ the option to change their position in the seat. 

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Based on a classic shop stool, the Bozely and its handwoven Danish cord perch are measured to help children reach tables. The piece takes its name from designer Jory Brigham’s youngest son, its trial user. 

In a craft furniture marketplace flooded with newcomers, many would kill for Jory Brigham’s bona fides. Last year the Northern California designer took on Spike TV’s furniture-making competition Framework and triumphed despite having no formal education in the field. What he lacked in schooling, he made up for in know-how. Hailing from Hawaii, where he grew up watching his dad, a builder and architect, toil in the studio, Brigham belongs to a lineage of woodworkers that stretches back to his great-grandfather. 

Embracing this tradition, and all the trade secrets that come with it, his work puts a contemporary spin on the material-driven, handcrafted approach of his forebearers. Click through the slideshow to sample Brigham’s proudly American, walnut-intensive riffs on midcentury Danish design.

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