December 22, 2016

Happy Holidays from Classic Design


We are taking a well-deserved break until January 3, 2017, but we wanted to pop in and thank you for following our blog and journey through the year. 2016 was a very busy year and we are looking forward to new challenges and making more beautiful furniture for people to enjoy.

We use most of our space here to share the finished pieces, but the mosaic above shows that it takes a village to plan, design & build the pieces you see. We are forever grateful to our team of artisans for their exceptional work.

Happy Holidays from all of us!

December 21, 2016

Pantone Color of the Year, JMF Chair Style



Well, isn't this a nice coincidence! Pantone recently announced the color of the year for 2017, and we were giddy how closely it matched this set of Jean Michel Frank armchairs we recently finished.


The color is beautiful and combined with the naked oak feet, it really allows that green to pop! The fabric is a very light chenille, and thanks to the down cushions, beyond comfortable. These chairs are companion pieces to the two sofas we shared in the previous post. Don't you agree they will all look gorgeous together? 



Hopefully, there will be more pieces in 2017 that will incorporate Greenery! What do you think of the color?

December 20, 2016

Matching Sofa Set


This sofa turned out beautifully. It's a large two seat style sofa with classic rolled arms and a flat skirt, which gives it a slightly casual vibe. But when you look closely, the fabric is anything but casual and is actually simply stunning.


The subtle pattern really elevates the style, and while its gorgeous, it's one of those fabrics that takes us a little longer to plan, cut & sew due to the pattern (we're really into making sure everything is matchy matchy). The results are worth it, don't you think??


We also made a smaller 3-seat version - the style is just a little different, but they work well together, with the fabric tying everything together.



If you notice, the same dedication to detail is shown on the back of the sofa, as the front. This piece would be just as beautiful in the middle of a room as against a wall.

December 19, 2016

Custom Adjusting Table


This table has been a true labor of love! It has been in development for over a year and a half (yes!), and there were so many details, technical & aesthetic, to take into consideration but we're so happy with the end result.


This table is designed for placement in front of a sofa, and adjusts so the user can play games, do work or enjoy a meal. You can easily raise the table to a comfortable position...


and if desired, pull it forward, closer to your body. Is this not genius? We think so - hence the labor of love here!


Just a little animation we put together to highlight this amazing piece! If you would like to hear more about this adjustable table, take a look at the video below and watch Raoul & Ricardo put this piece into action!

Classic Design - Custom Adjustable Table from Classic Design on Vimeo.

December 15, 2016

Classic Grey Tufted Bed


This might just be the perfect bed design! It's modern, timeless and classic, and the slight tufting on the padded headboard is the right amount of detail without going over the top.


The tufts are further highlighted by an 'X' stitch detail with tone-on-tone thread. It's a much less fussy way to bring an element of design to the forefront of a piece. The fabric is a gorgeous grey with an understated herringbone pattern, it's perfect for this piece! 


The attached box base has rounded corners that are carried down to the dark stained walnut feet. We're thinking this might be the perfect place to spend those cold polar vortex days!


Similar custom beds can be found here, here and here.

December 12, 2016

Classic Oak X-Base Desk


Can't you just see yourself addressing your holiday cards at this gorgeous white oak desk? The style is different from many of the desks we have made recently, but we're really loving the X-base detail.


It's very difficult to see (sorry!), but the top is inlaid with smooth ivory leather, and the three drawers are lined with the same. 

A typical problem with X-base pieces is their fragility, but this is completely solid & reinforced throughout.


But the real showstopper is the base, above & below. The recessed detail is subtle, as are the curved corners, but they elevate the piece to a higher plane and the light finish really prevents this desk from looking too heavy. 


We have more pieces that have recently been finished that we will be sharing before the year closes, so be sure to check back in - or better yet, follow us on Facebook & Instagram for updates!

October 18, 2016

Custom JMF Style Armchair


We're back with the neutrals! From afar, this fabric looks like a solid linen, but it actually does have a subtle elegant pattern, which makes all the difference. Once again, done in the style of Jean Michel Frank, with some customization to the block feet. We love making JMF style pieces because they are so beautiful, so classic and so versatile!


A light tone-on-tone chevron pattern kicks it up a notch, and once again, while working with pattern, we pay attention to every detail to make sure seams all match up...seamlessly!




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