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Brief Published: 28 Oct 2013

Factory Floor Market, NYC


The inaugural Factory Floor makers’ market in Brooklyn – a pop-up showcasing local furniture manufacturers based in New York City – ran from October 19-27. Open to the public, the market aimed to connect local consumers with local manufacturers.

Covering 22,000 sq ft, the event also featured food by local vendors, plus booths and public spaces designed by Manhattan-based architectural studio Workshop/apd.

Our US Content editor Alison Gough selects her pick of local designers:


  •  Located in Westchester, environmentally conscious furniture designer Ethan Abramson presented a collection of handcrafted wooden tables and chairs made from reclaimed sources or sustainable foresting. The company is also a member of 1% for the Planet – a global network of businesses that donate 1% of their profits to environmental groups around the world.
  • Brooklyn-based Volk Furniture, by Brian Volk-Zimmerman, specialises in unique, handcrafted wooden furniture, traditionally joined and finished. A highlight of the collection was the ash credenza and storage unit painted with striking geometric patterns.
  • Translated from Spanish as ‘well made’ and ‘well done’, Brooklyn-based wood-working studio Bien Hecho by John Randall presented a collection of furniture made only from recycled or off-cut woods. The pine coffee table is comprised of beams from a Brooklyn demolition site and reclaimed pine.