Design Wire April 2018

Chilton Furniture Co. has recently redesigned its Freeport showroom in a warm, minimalist style. After removing the fraying carpet, Jen and Jared Levin, the company’s owners, finished the existing concrete floors and replaced the fluorescent lighting with LED bulbs, promoting sustainability and creating a softer ambience. New walls and increased shelving offer more opportunities to highlight Chilton’s classic furniture designs, as well as its newer Shaker and Scandinavian-inspired pieces.

Dustan Tap and Table, owned by Brian and Jen Brenerman (who also own Shay’s Pub Grill in Portland), will be opening soon at Scarborough’s Dunstan Crossing development. The new design mixes rugged elements including floor-to-ceiling barn doors built by Nat Towl, poured-concrete floors and bar top, and custom powder-coated barn lights, as well as unique details such as brightly colored glazed tile and wallpaper accent walls.

Huston and Company’s Balance Dining Table, designed by Saer T. Huston, has been recognized as “Best in Original Design” at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship’s biennial juried exhibition, Maine Wood 2018. The solid-cherry table features interlocking semicircles that support a one-inch-thick beveled tabletop.

Paul Lewandowski has become a principal at Scott Simons Architects. Lewandowski is an award-winning architect and interior designer who previously served as design principal at Lavallee Brensinger and SMRT and president of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) of New England.

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