PLATINUM BLONDE

You know the saying… gentlemen prefer blondes. We’re not sure we’re really down with that, but of course we’re pretty excited about the latest edition of our No. 0237.3 dresser. She’s got a custom bleached spalted maple body, with a bleached front insert spalted maple microslab. A true platinum blonde!

We’d like to imagine that Marilyn Monroe would approve it!

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PORTAL TO INSPIRATION …

Walk with us through a JOHNHOUSHMAND portal into another level of design possibilities.

There is nothing we like more than to realize your – and our – design fantasies.  We cherish and respect the practicality and classical features of design; however, we aspire to bend the mind and stimulate creative freedom.  Thinking far outside the box is what gets us up in the morning, and keeps us up late into the night.

When asked by a dynamic friend of our studio for our take on the stunning entrance door to a New York City penthouse, we knew it was an opportunity to flex our creative muscle in a subtle, yet powerful and impactful way.  The result is our No.0205.7 and No. 0205.8 Black Walnut doors that measure in at a looming 9 x 3 foot per panel.  Their simple elegance is enhanced with hand carving to highlight the wood’s natural character and grain.  Deep, chocolate brown radiates warmth, welcoming you to the home and embracing you when you leave.  Such ethereal beauty will transcend generations to come, as these doors are truly heirlooms.

Take your imagination for a walk with JOHNHOUSHMAND and see what we can dream up together.

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ANTICIPATING THE THAW

Sleeping giants, soundless whispering winds, dormant heartbeats and fields of pure white are what our winter wonderland in the Catskills look like. While we love the snow for its striking beauty and stillness, we are awaiting with bated breath the life that comes when the last chill of winter dissipates, and the spring thaw begins.

In anticipation of the winter melt, while the geese fly back north, the rabbits begin to frolic, and the bears sleepily awake from their hibernation, grab your spring boots and jackets and take a trip north to visit our facility come snow or sunshine. We are located a mere 3 hours northwest of New York City and with spring on the way, we are preparing for a host of new installations and projects that are currently drying in our kilns.

Let’s collaborate this vernal season to create something fresh and inspiring. Come explore where the magic happens and learn more about our capabilities. Feast your eyes on our monumental hoop barns stacked high with character grade wood and explore our 12,000 square foot workshop where our trees are reincarnated into works of art and innovation.

Awaken to the possibilities this season with JOHNHOUSHMAND.

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What are you working on?


What are you working on this Friday? Following the CreativeMornings Detroit presentation, John will be available to discuss new topics of inspiration! Come and share your ideas and projects with us.

Sponsored by our friends, the incredible team at Doodle Home, the presentation will be hosted at the DH’s swanky, headquarters at the Madison Building in the 5th floor auditorium. Admission is free, but be sure to rsvp at the Eventbrite page as seats are limited.

Doors will open at 8:30 am and the program begins promptly at 9:00am. John will be available until noon!

If you cannot make it to Michigan, never fear! CreativeMornings makes it their mission for everyone across the world to participate in their monthly creative conversations. You will be able to find John’s address on the CreativeMornings’ vimeo page.

General Information Overview:

When: Friday March 1, 2013. Doors open at 8:30 am

Where: Madison Building

1555 Broadway St., 5th Floor Auditorium

Detroit, MI  48226-2160

RSVP: Go to www.Eventbrite.com for the CreativeMornings/Detroit presentation sign up.

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HELLO DETROIT!

Are you going to be in the Detroit area next week, Friday March 1, 2013? Come join us in person for the March edition of CreativeMornings Detroit to hear John’s featured presentation on the topic of “Reuse”.

Sponsored by our friends, the incredible team at Doodle Home, the presentation will be hosted at the DH’s swanky, headquarters at the Madison Building in the 5th floor auditorium. Admission is free, but be sure to rsvp at the Eventbrite page as seats are limited. Open seating registration begins on February 25th.

Doors will open at 8:30 am and the program begins promptly at 9:00am. There will be a Q & A after John speaks, and additional time to meet and greet.

If you cannot make it to Michigan, never fear! CreativeMornings makes it their mission for everyone across the world to participate in their monthly creative conversations. You will be able to find John’s address on the CreativeMornings’ vimeo page.

General Information Overview:

When: Friday March 1, 2013. Doors open at 8:30 am

Where: Madison Building

1555 Broadway St., 5th Floor Auditorium

Detroit, MI  48226-2160

RSVP: Go to www.Eventbrite.com on Feb 25th for the CreativeMornings/Detroit presentation sign up.

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RESPITE FOR THE CULTURED SOUL

Are you visiting Manhattan soon? Come for a feast of the senses at  Lincoln Center and be blown away by the grace of virtuosos like Joshua BellEmanuael Ax and Wynton Marsalis. After a wonderful evening for your cultured soul, expand your tastes and dine at the new Marcus Samuelsson destination restaurant, The American Table at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

We were thrilled to partner with the renowned firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro to create custom pieces for this groundbreaking restaurant. Created from a single, high character 13’ black walnut slab, No. 0239 is a banquet table to seat symphony and theatergoers while they indulge their taste buds. On warm spring and summer nights when the outdoor dining space is open, No. 0173.12No. 0131.7 and No. 0131.10 will be a big hit, as couples sip on their pre and post-show cocktails.

After a mega-dose of culture, open your palettes to flavors that reflect the American cultural landscape, while also experiencing the true sophistication of American design and craftsmanship.

Come, take a seat at our table and see what inspiration will form!

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TIPPY TOES TABLE

A thousand pounds balanced on the head of a pin? The concept alone defies gravity… yet, leave it to JOHNHOUSHMAND to defy gravity.

Table No. 0103.9 was commissioned for a family in the Bahamas. They were enchanted by the sleek elegance and cool touch of the aluminum, but wanted the elegant live edge “curtain legs” of No. 0103.4 on an 8-foot dining table. Baffling to think of that much weight from a colossal slab bearing down on such slim legs.

Quite a balancing act! Like a graceful ballerina, she stands en pointe on live edge, black walnut curtain legs. Although, delicate in appearance the cascading, high character curtain legs support the abundant weight of the cast aluminum slab on the tips of the refined live edge. Strong and beautiful, this piece will be cherished in it’s new home in the tropics.

Stay tuned to see what magic we can whip up next…oh, also…it really only weighs 400 pounds.





JOHNHOUSHMAND presents No. 0103.9



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CONNECTIVITY – VIP CORPORATE CHALLENGE

STYLE AND SUBSTANCE

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A new client came to us with a corporate challenge. She had fallen in love with the No. 0186 dining table (shown above), but needed a fully functional conference table for 11 VIP airport lounges across the country.

Always striving to make our clients’ vision a reality, we brought a business savvy piece to life with the No. 0030.14.

STYLE AND SUBSTANCE

It is the perfect culmination of style and substance.  We installed data power boxes at points of critical usage to serve travelers’ technology needs.  Frequent fliers and jet setters charge their electronics while simultaneously connecting them with nature.  It is a fine and fair balance we hope allows them to refresh on a level beyond the plug in.

Moreover, we found a clever way to hide dangling cables by integrating a blackened steel chase under the slab and along the coordinating legs. These hidden details keep the table streamlined and refined.

Challenge us. Push the envelope. Take us on!

STYLE AND SUBSTANCE

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TITANIC REVELATIONS: CAST ALUMINUM AND GLASS

Some of our greatest design inspirations arrive when we are stuck in a pickle.

One of our lovely clients adored their cast aluminum dining table  No. 0103.3 so much that they wanted a coffee table that coordinated and complimented it!

They loved the combination of wood and glass from  No. 0187 and the intersecting slabs through glass of  No. 0094. Yet despite their love of wood for the organic beauty of grains and wormholes, they wanted their summer home in the tropics of the Philippine archipelago to have a cool and crisp aesthetic. Along with straying away from the warmth of wood the clients wanted a round table instead of a traditional square.

Always up for a design challenge, we came up with the revolutionary No. 0265! The clean lines of glass juxtaposed with the elegant sheen of the intersecting mulberry cast aluminum slabs create an effect that is not only striking but also refreshing with the ingenuity of the seemingly impossible combining of glass and aluminum. Together, these materials beget the illusion of majestic glaciers amongst the frozen splendor of the Artic. Now our clients can escape the balmy climate by moving indoors and refreshing with this cool new addition!

At JOHNHOUSHMAND we love to sit back and chill… after the challenge has been met.

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SOUNDWALL Tops the Charts !

SONIC ARCHITECTURE is the next big thing in the design and music worlds! Last night’s opening of SOUNDWALL at JOHNHOUSHMAND PROJECTS was a testament of that. We had the honor of hosting 400 guests from all over the creative spectrum. JOHNHOUSHMAND PROJECTS was packed to the brim with cultural tastemakers from the realms of architecture, music, interior design and art came together to celebrate Ed Potokar‘s musical sculpture exhibition.

Last night’s opening was indeed a feast for the senses! Guests were able to touch, play and listen to the master crafted sculptural instruments and audio architecture. Festivities came to soaring heights when Ed Potokar started live musical performances with his crew of renown musicians and friends, which included Gerry Leonard, Scott Williams, Shawn Pelton, Rick DePofi, Chris Butler and Sterling Campbell .

For those of you who could not attend the opening here are some videos of the jam session of last night’s festivities!

SOUNDWALL is on exhibit at JOHNHOUSHMAND PROJECTS until February 3rd, so please come visit us and play for a while!

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