The machine leg is obviously industrial inspired and well-balanced with the wood table tops (or shelves) of graceful craftsmanship. Custom wood finishing is the centerfold here – with choices like bevel or rounded edge, joinery of wood pieces or planks with thick burling. Choose from the collection of a coffee table, dining table and shelving system.
Pricing: reflects customized piece shown above.
DESIGNER AND/OR MANUFACTURER’S STORY:
The US based company AKMD was founded in 2011 by designers Michael W. Dreeben, who lives in Chicago, and Ayush Kasliwal, who lives in Jaipur, India. “From a design and production standpoint, the business really tries to take advantage of our relative strengths,” says Dreeben, who first met Kasliwal in Jaipur while studying vernacular woodworking on a Fulbright scholarship. “It’s a matter of strategically marrying our best resources…”