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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.
Our story begins in 1978 when artist David McAuliffe, came to Venice CA, and founded Angles Gallery, where he exhibited numerous pioneers of minimalist art.
One of the earliest shows at Angles was Donald Judd’s seminal furniture collection. The inspiration David took from Judd’s show persisted over the decades and is realized in the principles of simplicity, honesty, and utility, at the heart of Milwood Design.
As David’s family grew to include five children, he expanded his Milwood Ave. bungalow from an artist’s loft to a six-bedroom house. Over the years David designed and fabricated his own furniture to integrate with the house and its unique mid-century minimalist pieces.
After more than a year of searching for the perfect stool without success, David designed Untitled Rush Stool #1, and Milwood Design was born.