Rotsen Furniture

"most of the wood is sourced from naturally fallen, well preserved trees, trunks found in rivers and lakes at the end of their life, from decaying bridges, old barns and demolished structures that are sometimes more than 100 years old, or harvested from sustainable plantations and well managed forests. "

"I’m up in the woods I’m down on my mind
I’m building a still, To slow down the time" (here)

Next week, I'm off to New York for the AD HOME Show with Modenus. One of the generous sponsors for this trip is Rotsen Furniture, a company based in Miami and Brazil. They have been designing and producing furniture since 2005. Using solid wood in interiors and spaces adds a level of comfort, a desire to slow down, to take note of the setting sun. Rotsen's current portfolio includes, tables, benches, wall sculptures, desks, as well as custom designs.

Part of the Modenus NYC Tour will be meeting quality companies such as Rotsen, engaging in conversation about their designs, process, and latest works. Hopefully next trip to Miami, I'll be able to stop in to Rotsen and photograph them making these works first hand. - David John

Kayapo Stool, made from reclaimed Eucalyptus wood

to look at the Rotsen portfolio, go here...

"Since 2005, Rotsen Furniture has created pieces integrating wood’s organic characteristics with a clean, graceful, modernist aesthetic. The starting point and inspiration for each piece comes from the wood itself. Clients include the Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Hyatt and W Hotels, as well as renowned interior design firms. Furniture has been created for both residential and corporate properties in the U.S. and throughout the world including Mexico, Canada, the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

A U.S. company, Rotsen produces its furniture at facilities in the U.S. and Brazil aiding in the generation of employment to help strengthen local economies and communities."

(above text taken from here)