Revealing signature beveled joints at each corner, Mandelbrot Hutch is a consummate work of artisanship. With its casework, drawer boxes and shelves constructed from sustainably sourced, solid American hardwoods, every detail is executed with care. Peter De Jong's stately storage unit features door and drawer fronts with a custom finish that can be easily cleaned without compromising the depth of sheen, owing to its VOC-compliant 2-part Italian sealer similar to an automotive finish yet tailored for the home. Even the minimalist brass pulls are made by hand by skilled craftsmen to complement this standout piece.
- 72" h x 72" w x 25" d (182.9x182.9x63.5cm)
- Sideboard: 32" h (81.3cm)
Walnut, oak, maple, steel
De Jong & Co.
De Jong & Co. couples spare modernism and an organic sensibility with sustainably sourced solid wood furniture and tabletop accessories, painstakingly handmade by skilled craftsmen in its downtown Los Angeles studio. “Our furniture is a result of viewing traditional forms through a contemporary lens,” says founding designer Peter De Jong. That nuanced aesthetic and dedicated craftsmanship—expressed in American solid woods such as maple, oak or walnut—results in pieces built to withstand trends, daily use and generations.
The De Jong siblings—Peter, a furniture-maker; Philip, an art director; and Ruth, a production designer for filmmakers such as David Lynch and Paul Thomas Anderson—crossed their respective careers in furniture making for the 2014 launch of De Jong & Co. Design. Production continues under Peter’s exacting eye, drawing on a remarkable scholarship that includes the nation’s top sculpture program in Richmond, VA, and apprenticing for two years with master Evan Lee, a disciple of Edward Barnsley, the legendary British Arts & Craft icon.
As Peter observes: “Whereas most of our designs look like they would be easy to reproduce and replicate, every single piece has at least one or two moves that make people go for a double take.”