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Across the Grain

City Bench showroom 1

Through a fallen tree’s outer bark and phloem and heartwood, a rich story of soil composition, insect life and environmental impact is told. Like a natural lithograph, a cross-section of the timber might reveal where an ambrosia…

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Fully Furnished

Ornate couch

Every Friday at 12:30 p.m., visitors gather in the Yale University Art Gallery lobby, only to be led back out the front door, up Chapel Street, left onto York, then down a segmented flight of stairs at address 149.…

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Business As Unusual

Business As Unusual | a profile of Plural Work/Shop by Christopher Arnott

Patrick Turiello and Leah Fabish have named their business entities well. LAYERXLAYER is the design company the pair started fresh out of college, while their new workspace and boutique on Chapel Street (near State) is called Plural Work/Shop.…

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Deep-Seated

George Zito, Rubber Match

For 40 years now—34 of them in the same Whalley Avenue location at the corner of Sperry Street—the Rubber Match furniture dealer and “countercultural variety store” has dealt in a basic element of many dorm rooms, the futon, as well …

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Decon Mission

Joe DiRisi of Urban Miners

Joe DiRisi is not the easiest guy to photograph. As I followed him through his warehouse full of salvaged materials, trying to snap a portrait, we passed rows of cast iron bathtubs, typewriters, laboratory cabinets, windows, and lumber. Joe simply …

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Join the Fold

Zachary Rotholz, founder of Chairigami

Origami – the ancient Asian art of folding paper into objects – is beautiful, all right. But unless you need a drinking cup or a newspaper hat in a pinch, you can’t say it’s very practical.

Fold a chair, or …

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Wood Works

Kerry Triffin, Fairhaven Furniture

Kerry Triffin, co-owner of Fairhaven Furniture, began his love affair with wood “…in my basement 30 years ago.” He wanted to work from home to be closer to his then-newborn, Molly, and smiles when telling me, “She was the babe …

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