Dear MOCO LOCO,
I am writing from Harris Rubin Inc., a custom furniture design studio based in Baltimore, MD. We wanted to share some images of our work with you that we create at our shop. All of our work is handmade and hand-finished in our studio, and is inspired by 18th and 19th Century antiques, early European Modernism (Czech, Dutch, and French), and the spare clarity of Japanese design and late minimalism. We handle a wide range of materials such as wood, metal, glass and stone, and use locally sourced wood like the Eastern Black American Walnut.
I am very interested in your blog and would love talk further about posting some of our work on your site. I’m sending over some images of newer pieces as well as some of our more classic and signature works. Check our website or facebook to browse through our catalog.
None of these works have been featured on the web, and we wanted to give MOCO LOCO a premiere of these works.
Attached are the following pieces (all photos are web ready, but we can submit larger .TIF files if you prefer):
“Klimt Server”, 80″ long x 20″ deep x 34″ high, Walnut and Steel
“Bookshelf” (Custom Gold Leaf), 48″ x 14″ x 88.5″ high, White Gold Leaf & Steel
“Telephone” 12″ x 16″ x 27″ high, Steel Rust Finish
“Bleeker” 60″ x 24″ x 15.5″ high, Stainless Steel Base, Glass Top
“Chesapeake” 12″ diameter x 22″ High, Claro Walnut and Gunmetal Steel
I have also included some press blurbs about our work, and we can always go in depth about any further works you might be interested in:
Klimt: Like many of the pieces in our catalog, the Klimt is a powerful play between materials. Mixing the tones of walnut and steel this piece is an ambitious reflection on the luxuriousness of 30’s Parisian
design. As the name suggests, the inspiration for the server comes from the active foregrounds, backgrounds, and textures found in Gustav Klimt’s paintings.
Bookshelf (custom finish with Gold Leaf): Dutch Modernism is readily at play here, with elements of a De Stijl influenced asymmetrical pattern imposed on a wooden bookshelf with a vibrant red lacquer. The
steel plinth is slightly larger than the bottom of the bookshelf adding a sense of stability and balance with a nod to antique Chinese chests. Alternatively, this Bookshelf is also available with a white lacquer or Gold Leaf.
Telephone: The Telephone end table is derived from an early French sewing table that was seen at an auction in the 90’s. The inspiration for this piece came from the simple 19th century design of this found
object. Upon first glance, the rust and waxed finish can easily be mistaken for mahogany, a unique approach emblematic of the detail in our finishing techniques.
Thank you for your time. Looking forward to your response.
Harris Rubin Studios
4603 Harford Rd,
Baltimore, MD 21214