When Jonah Met Tara: The Artisans Behind Sawkille Co. Handcrafted Furniture

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Witch’s Cabinet and Rainbow Barstool from Sawkille Co.

Witch’s Cabinet and Rainbow Barstool from Sawkille Co.

Co-owners Jonah Meyer and Tara DeLisio are, respectively, designer and creative director of Sawkille Co, a handcrafted furniture company based in beautiful Rhinebeck, NY. Meyer’s background in fine art painting and sculpture complements his appreciation of the practical aspects of furniture design, which he first developed while homesteading in the 1970s. Meanwhile, DeLisio moved from early studies of biology into entrepreneurship, helping Meyer’s designs reach ever-more-appreciative echelons of collectors around the world.

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(Left to right) Threaded Minna Chair, Cone Drink Stand, Silvia Song Bowl, Song Stool, Small Deco Mirror, Jonah’s Carvings.

(Left to right) Threaded Minna Chair, Cone Drink Stand, Silvia Song Bowl, Song Stool, Small Deco Mirror, Jonah’s Carvings.

Some of Sawkille’s signature finishes (pictured) include ebonized walnut, bleached maple, blackened steel, indigo dye and inlays. But, whatever the finish, each piece is handcrafted using sustainably forested material in a no-waste workshop – reflecting the brand’s desire to do good work in a good way.

Today, celebrities and tastemakers seek out Sawkille Co., working with Meyer and company to create custom pieces that incorporate the brand’s aesthetic with the clients’ own personal stories and meaningful symbols.

(Left to right) Storm Chair, Marshmallow Stump, Oval Penn Coffee Table, Song Stool.

(Left to right) Storm Chair, Marshmallow Stump, Oval Penn Coffee Table, Song Stool.

Shop Sawkille’s products on their website, or visit their showroom in Rhinebeck, NY.

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