Ian Ingersoll Furniture
Located back East, Ian Ingersoll Furniture works closely with our New York design team. Ingersoll Fine Furniture has evolved itself from a one-room workshop to a contemporary guild of craftsmen since its establishment in 1975. Capable of working within any design style and time period, Ingersoll Furniture is a valuable resource to our New York team. They have not only met, but surpassed all expectations.
The Workshop. Ingersoll’s workshop-studio-showroom is in an old toll house next to one of the last covered bridges in Connecticut. Located in West Cornwall, his studio is enclosed by rolling hills and has a magical quality about it. This two-story haven is surrounded on three sides by a racing river and waterfalls. While the surroundings of the workshop are quite beautiful, so are the contents inside.
Exceptional Quality. Ingersoll claims that “Eighty-five percent of a design is grounded in history, [and] fifteen percent is a matter of intuition.” In order to take an intelligent step forward, you have to know everything that has come before. This way of thinking has ensured that as Ingersoll Furniture grows, their focus remains on the design and fabrication of exceptional quality furniture, one piece at a time. Their work is not only beautiful and timeless, but sturdy enough to last a lifetime.
New Traditionalist. Ingersoll first became known for creating furniture in the lean style of the Shakers. “I chose Shaker because it was our heritage locally. The original pieces were here in museums and houses to be seen, touched, and studied,” he said. While most of his work remains Shaker, he has now moved in another direction he calls ‘New Traditionalist’. Drawing from classic designs, Ingersoll simplifies the style and brings the design forward into a new time frame. This results in the ‘New Traditionalist’ pieces being lighter and less ornate than their historic counterparts for a fresh more contemporary feel. “In Mr. Ingersoll’s studio, the new pieces standing among Shaker pieces, offer testimony to time and a new direction.” – The New York Times