pernt + michael hennessy

i’ve really been on a wooden furniture kick lately. i’m not sure what it is, but i keep feeling strongly drawn to the warmth and quality of that woodworking and craftsmanship. so when i heard from chris at pernt studio in williamsburg, i was happy to see more beautiful wooden furniture made from salvaged wood (most found and pulled from dumpsters on demolition sites in brooklyn). pernt’s furniture straddles the line between modern and traditional perfectly and i love the details in their furniture like leather straps and “patchwork” wooden surfaces. click here to check out more of their work and contact them about purchasing. thanks, chris!

speaking of great wooden furniture, how cool is this couch/daybed from the michael hennessy shop? i love that sort of pixelated feel…

  1. Monika says:

    Great couch, you are right.

  2. Tyla says:

    Salvaged “wood” maybe? Instead of “salvaged food”? (First paragraph…)

    1. grace says:

      thanks tyla! ;)

  3. katelyn says:

    i, too, am always drawn to the natural wooden furniture, showcasing phenomenal craftsmenship. it reminds us how talented people can be when its apparent in the product. also, is that “salvaged ‘wood'” you mean? not “salvaged ‘food'”, right? because that would be interesting! :)

    1. grace says:


      yep, wood, not food. i made the change but it may still read as food in the rss feed ;)


  4. Hylkia says:

    Take a look at Piet Hein Eek’s stuff, he’s been recycling for years now and reached quite a status in the Netherlands and abroad. It has this beachy feel since he recycles mainly driftwood…

  5. wow that couch is incredible.

  6. heatherstebbings says:

    these are gorgeous!

  7. bryan says:

    please never stop this wooden furniture kick you’re on – i’m enjoying it. especially loving the dark leather pulls on those drawers. awesome!

  8. mat says:

    the coffee table sitting underneath the clock looks incredible. I’d love to run my hands along the side of it. this is very nice stuff.

  9. david says:

    These guys aren’t pulling Claro Walnut from dumpsters in Brooklyn. They are probably buying from West Coast orchards. A wood like that isn’t found in Brooklyn dumpsters…neither is the white oak, nor the Osage Orange. Give the “green” “sustainable” “reclaimed” thing a rest – especially when it’s apparent that it just isn’t.

    1. grace says:


      pernt isn’t saying they use found wood exclusively– just that it plays a large part in their work. so before you get too upset, please note the difference.


  10. Pernt says:

    Thanks, Grace. David, while I did not pull the claro walnut, osage orange, or white oak from a dumpster, much of it was wood that was considered scrap by another Brooklyn shop. They were kind enough to let me have it instead of tossing it or burning it.

  11. Very beautiful design! The combinations of different woods are amazing!


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