NEW KDHamptons Designer Diary: Meet Bespoke Furniture Designer Matthew Isom
KDHamptons loves discovering new and different design resources for our Hamptons homes. Our latest learn? ISOM collective, a new multidisciplinary design studio formed by Sag Harbor furniture designer Matthew Isom and his brothers Chris, Jeffrey and sister Jennifer, which recently launched with a new line of furniture and objets. Based in New York City, ISOM aims to create “relevant, timeless designs with an uncompromising level of authenticity, quality and attention to detail,” offering bespoke and collection based furniture including: tables, storage, and seating. Fall 2013 boasts tabletop, desktop, lighting and kitchen accessories. Surface design includes textiles, wallpaper, rugs and interior structures. [Go to http://isomcollective.com ]
ISOM collective brings together several areas of design including: custom furniture, objects, surface design and interiors. ISOM collective was born out of the idea that an artistic family could come together and unite their crafts to create unique projects and collaborations. With more than 20 years experience in the world of design, this is the first time the siblings are all coming together for cross collaborations. Check out Matthew’s new KDHamptons Design Diary below:
Sofa above: Faceted claro walnut sofa and solid brass base
Dresser below: TV cabinet with integrated TV lift. Made in solid fumed oak
[Looks like dresser, but actually houses a TV inside, on a remote control lift!]
KDHamptons: Is there a common thread between your Hamptons clients? Do they want something more unique/personal?
Matthew Isom: My work in the Hamptons tends to be with larger pieces. Either the actual size with a 15 foot library table or a 6 foot coffee table, or with the way the piece is central the room. It’s the difference between designing for an apartment and designing for a home, and it’s general the square footage which allows me to create bolder pieces.
KDHamptons: How would you personally describe your aesthetic?
MI: Modern, refined, with elements of traditional craftsmanship.
KDHamptons: How do you choose the woods you work with and where do you acquire them?
MI: In the Hamptons I mainly use woods that are high in natural oils and indigenous to the Tropics. These types of wood are more durable with coastal environments.
KDHamptons: What is the average price of your oversize pieces. Just give me a range.
MI: My pieces vary in pricing depending on complexity, material and overall size. Range is from $5k- ‐30K.
For more information on ISOM Collective, please go to: www.isomcollective.com