Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Architectural Digest Home Design Show “Sneak Peek”: Jeff Soderbergh
The Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City will open its doors to some of the world’s top designers and manufacturers. From first time exhibitors to veterans, the diversity of the show is what makes it such a prestigious event. This year, custom furniture designer and sculpturist Jeff Soderbergh will be gracing the show with the House Beautiful “Kitchen of the Year” dining table.
He designed and created the table by way of collaboration with Bravo’s “Flipping Out” TV personality and designer Jeff Lewis. Their goal was to creatively combine a traditional table design with a contemporary flare to complete the Kitchen of the Year display at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Jeff Soderbergh hails from Newport, RI, a historic New England town and home of the famed Vanderbilt family. For nearly 21 years, he has been designing and crafting reclaimed antique structural pieces. His collection ranges from tables and home accents to mirrors and custom furniture pieces, all of which are carefully handcrafted from historical artifacts.
The House Beautiful “Kitchen of the Year” dining table design was based on Soderbergh’s refined reclaimed antique harvest tables. The stunning table was crafted using traditional hand tools from a magnificent, reclaimed Southern Yellow Pine tree located on the Vanderbilt family farm just outside of Newport. Four inches thick and eleven feet long, one end of the table rests on a highly polished chromed X base while the other end is supported by a cabinet or has the ability to be attached to a wall.
The surface has strikingly beautiful wear and tear from a water-driven saw mill used back in the early 1800’s. Combined with a deep espresso finish, the table’s surface is smooth and refined. While the table is a one of a kind, Jeff Soderbergh will be offering custom orders based on the original table design or stemming from other designs. Visit the company website at http://www.jeffesoderbergh.com/ to view more of his remarkable pieces. To view photos and videos of Lewis’ Kitchen of the Year, visit http://tinyurl.com/24mg99x.