Nothing gets us more revved here at The Century House than new furniture! We love us some new eye candy to gaze at while we work. We love the smell of a newly finished table. We love taking turns seat-testing every new chair. We especially love learning more about the thought processes and care behind each product we carry.
Recently, I had the privilege to chat with John from NBFN- one of our newest lines. He is one half of the brains behind the conception of these lovely pieces, and we received a personal delivery from him. (We’re in his neighborhood.) From John’s description, it sounds like the other half, Alex, is the yin to his yang. The furniture line melds John’s Arts & Crafts background with Alex’s European aesthetic to create a piece of furniture that could comfortably coexist in either setting.
These pieces are not only rethinking design, but also construction. The most prominent visual feature is a dowel that negates the need for screws. While this isn’t a new technique, it’s certainly a fresh take on an ancient craft. (Recognize the Japanese inspired – Arts & Crafts based – connection?)
Despite it’s stated origins, I still see a little mid-century in that angled table leg. These pieces are a melting pot of sorts, and it is truly a pleasure to see something so new and vivacious. Fortunately, the gentlemen at NBFN have a lot more coming down the pipe, so we get to anxiously wait and see what new furniture they bring us next!