A New England Studio Shakes Off Its Traditional American Vernacular
O&G, the Rhode Island–based studio lead by creative director and co-founder Jonathan Glatt, has been riffing on traditional American furniture for a long time; they’re best known for their updated Windsor-style chairs, benches, and settees, often dyed in brilliant hues, from a kelp-like green to a lapis blue. Their two newest collections, however, look to a different set of influences. The Meridian Sconce Collection is inspired by life at the ocean’s edge, with minimal, geometric lighting made from solid brass, while the Hull Collection pairs the studio’s signature woodwork with a new element: stone. Thick lines of wood meet rounded marble tabletops. The pieces will be released at the Architectural Digest Design Show, where the studio has teamed up with Eskayel, the Brooklyn-based textile company, to line the booth in Matisse-inspired wallpaper. If you’re in New York, check out the collections March 21-24.