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In October 2014, Interior Designer Brad Ford organized a modern makers craft fair in upstate New York called Field + Supply. The focus was on modern, elevated craftsmanship showcasing artisans from the Hudson Valley area as well as makers who work in New York City and Brooklyn. FAIR is an extension of that concept and is now a permanent showroom at the New York Design Center. It is more edited and elevated than the original event upstate, but the focus remains on high-end, handcrafted design and craft. Many of the same designers who showed their work at Field + Supply are represented at FAIR and several of them are craftspeople that Ford has worked with over the years on his own high-end design projects.
Furniture Marolles is the collaboration between father and daughter, Ed and Ariel Clay.
Ed has been designing and making custom furniture in the Carneros region of California Wine Country for over 40 years. Ariel has been on the front end of the design world since 2012 with top brands BDDW, UHURU, and APPARATUS.
Ed first encountered a vintage Marolles three-leg chair in 2015 and made a similar prototype for himself. Shortly after that, father and daughter combined Ariel’s experience with architects, designers, and showrooms to complement Ed’s expertise as a maker to launch Furniture Marolles. The collection is meant to honor the work of the Artisans of Marolles and Jean Touret while updating the design to function in modern times and for commercial use.
The world has changed a lot since the Artisans of Marolles were producing their collection more than 60 years ago. It was then more common for a child to follow a father into the family business, and we are pleased that just as the Touret family legacy evolved, the tradition endures in the partnership of Ed and Ariel.