In our constant pursuit of the new, we sometimes forget about time-tested classics. I recently rediscovered New York-based Desiron, which is a great source for chic, understated, handcrafted American pieces. This 15-year-old company started when Frank Carfaro, president and creative director, took a few pieces to the Columbus Circle Flea Market. He garnered custom orders, grew organically, and now the line is in showrooms all over the country.
Frank (above) knows his stuff: He's a third-generation ironsmith whose family hails from Turino, Italy. Everything is made in the U.S. and the New Jersey factory can be toured (you just have to make an appointment). And if you're looking for something to fit in an odd space with out-of-the-ordinary measurements, existing pieces can be altered to meet your request. The new catalog is gorgeously shot and printed on newsprint, creating a dreamy, nostalgic vibe.
(Photos: Desiron, Eric Alexander)