Peter De Jong's splendid wood credenza features the signature Mandelbrot bevels which conjoin in each corner to a distinctive, solitary point. Soft to the touch, they are emblematic of the care lavished on every detail. The casework, drawer boxes and shelves are constructed from solid, sustainably-sourced American hardwoods and completed with handmade brass pulls. Door and drawer fronts feature a custom finish that can be easily cleaned without compromising the depth of sheen thanks to a durable, VOC-Compliant Italian sealer similar to an automotive finish yet tailored for the home. And with, 3 drawers and 2 compartments offer copious storage.
32" h x 72" w x 25" d (81.3x183x63.5cm)
Walnut, oak, maple, steel
De Jong & Co.
De Jong & Co. couples spare modernism and an organic sensibility with sustainably sourced solid wood furniture and tabletop accessories, painstakingly handmade by skilled craftsmen in its downtown Los Angeles studio. “Our furniture is a result of viewing traditional forms through a contemporary lens,” says founding designer Peter De Jong. That nuanced aesthetic and dedicated craftsmanship—expressed in American solid woods such as maple, oak or walnut—results in pieces built to withstand trends, daily use and generations.
The De Jong siblings—Peter, a furniture-maker; Philip, an art director; and Ruth, a production designer for filmmakers such as David Lynch and Paul Thomas Anderson—crossed their respective careers in furniture making for the 2014 launch of De Jong & Co. Design. Production continues under Peter’s exacting eye, drawing on a remarkable scholarship that includes the nation’s top sculpture program in Richmond, VA, and apprenticing for two years with master Evan Lee, a disciple of Edward Barnsley, the legendary British Arts & Craft icon.
As Peter observes: “Whereas most of our designs look like they would be easy to reproduce and replicate, every single piece has at least one or two moves that make people go for a double take.”