Jeremy Pickett brings a worldly aesthetic to BKLYN Designs largely due to his extensive travels abroad. We've enjoyed watching how his journeys to Japan, Norway and elsewhere have influenced his material choices. In addition to using bamboo to construct awesome lamps, bicycle parts and other pieces, his upholstery is often made with vintage textiles from Mongolia, Russia and Scandinavia. But he is also a committed environmentalist who sources only the most responsible timber for his widening range.
It seems like there is nothing that Pickett Furniture can’t do. Some recent projects include dismantling disused oak barrels to produce clean planks of wood, which have then been used to construct a wall, a beautiful bamboo tripod lamp that would light up even the dreariest home, and the Morkt Sanfunn Console is the company’s first foray into the world of custom audio electronics.
When sourcing wood, Jeremy doesn’t compromise. If he can’t salvage the materials from tear-downs or fallen trees, he purchases mostly domestic solid woods such as walnut, cherry and maple from a family-run mill on the border of Delaware and Pennsylvania. Otherwise he buys bamboo in Maryland and teak and mahogany from a firm in California that goes to great lengths to ensure it has been harvested in a regenerative, earth-friendly manner. Finally, all of his work is either hand-finished or sprayed with low V.O.C coatings. Be sure to head on down to BKLYN Designs at Dumbo this weekend to see Jeremy and all the other great green designers who will be showcasing their finest work!