Workshop/APD by Desiron is Workshop/APD’s first commercially available furniture collection.
It is inspired by American Craftsmanship and the power of man and machine.
It highlights the strength and raw beauty of natural materials as exposed to the elements overtime with blackened steel and hand-charred woods.
The collection highlights the use of hand textures, combinations that look and feel unique.
Inspired by the ancient Japanese art of Shou Sugi Ban we have created an entirely new finish of blackened wood we call “charred poplar” at the same time our craftsman and designers created a raw, gradient metal finish called “gradient steel” that creates an amber in both color and texture.
The pieces are representative of Workshop/APD’s crafted modern approach to architecture and interiors with a streamlined, dark elegance that has been brought to life by the master wood workers, metal fabricators and professional finishers at Desiron, led by President and Creative Director, Frank Carfaro.
“In designing this collection, we were particularly inspired by the use of materials and how they tell the story of the artisans who manipulate them,” said Matt Berman, Co-Founder and Principal of Workshop/APD. “We were drawn to the idea of the craftsperson and chose to use textured stones, metals that show a natural patina and wood that was charred by hand using Desiron’s expert techniques.”
Andrew Kotchen, Co-Founder and Principal of Workshop/APD added, “We started with a bench and let the collection grow from there. We wanted to develop a collection of pieces that are cohesive in design but can also live beautifully on their own.”
“We’re excited to be collaborating with a firm that emphasizes on materials and craftsmanship, both of which are the very hallmarks of the Desiron brand,” said Carfaro. “For this collection, we experimented with the combination of exquisite materials, clean lines and new finishes to create pieces that feel fresh and like truly functional sculpture.”