October 19, 2020

Peg Woodworking Keeps Creativity Flowing with New Editions of the Fireside Bench

When social-distancing requirements 
prohibited Kate Casey, Sally Suzuki, and Catherine Woodard of Peg Woodworking from working together in their Brooklyn woodshop, they kept creativity flowing by creating and sharing patterns remotely, on their computers. Sparked by such sources as optical illusions, watercolors, and 1970s decor, their rhythmic results—blue Trails, beige Stargate, maroon Twist, and black Steps among the 40 motifs offered—are handwoven into the latest editions of the existing Fireside bench, a 4-foot-long Shaker-inspired silhouette with bridle and peg joints, available in bleached ash, oiled walnut, or oak. The cotton-cord seats come in standard colorways or can be dyed to match any swatch or Pantone color; the frame’s size and finish can also be customized.

From left: Twist, Steps, Stargate. Photography courtesy of Joe Kramm.

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