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The Nomad Slingback Chair is available in copper, brass or chrome plating, with a choice of custom leathers.
The Apollo Chair is a hardwood dining chair that can be used with or without its handsome snap-on leather upholstery.
Salvaged or storm-damaged timber gets a new lease on life with welded metal legs in the Amarillo Slab Dining Table.
An attractive piece that's sure to start many conversations, the Ft. Wayne Walking Table reimagines traditional table design with four welded legs set at odd angles.
We?ve been thinking a lot about heirlooms recently, after falling in love with the new book Heirloom Modern. Subtitled ?Homes filled with objects bought, bequeathed, beloved and worth handing down,? the tome?s charming decor has us thinking about what future generations will remember us by. A battered side table? A nondescript sofa?
Not if we invest in a handcrafted piece from local furniture maker Matt Monroe. At his Atwater Village studio, he turns out tables, seating and case goods that are classics with a sense of humor. His Independence Desk is an organic slab tabletop with metal legs welded to appear as if the tabletop is bowing (is our writing that good?); the Ft. Wayne Walking Table?s powder-coated legs are set at odd angles, so it looks like the table is taking a stroll.
His seating has a stylish yet comfortable look that makes you want to curl up and relax, such as the Haverhill Lounge Chair and the leather-and-welded-steel Nomad Slingback Chair. Monroe?s most original design is the Paperback Stump Stool, a tree trunk with a secret compartment just big enough for a paperback (no one needs to see your most recent YA purchase).
These made-to-order and customizable pieces aren?t cheap--tables start at $2,000; chairs, $500. But think of it as an investment in the admiration of future generations.
Monroe Workshop, monroeworkshop.com or 323-644-6950
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