Thrillist - RAD Furniture - Austin, TX
Crafting customizable steel and wood furnishings for near production-line prices, RAD's helmed by a pair of UT-SOA grads whose semester-off diversion blossomed into a full-time post-Master's avocation in response to the dismal architecture climate, now too cold even for a black turtleneck. Each raw or powder-coated Mexican steel piece stems from a commissioned prototype, which is then made avail in a slew of variations (8 colors, multiple sizes), with outdoor models including light, perforated all-metal dining/entry tables durable enough to withstand the elements, as well as more classic steel-legged tables with wood inlays in N. American Cherry, Charred White Oak, and Charred Cypress -- all sourced 100% domestically, so rest easy knowing you're only clearing American forests. Smaller pieces include benches in eye-popping colorways and stools from simple squares to more complex two-legged varieties with angled seats, plus mirrors, perforated coat-racks, and a minimalist pour-over coffee stand with which to make coffee in the maximal amount of time.
Available at IF+D: 208 Colorado St; Downtown; 512.469.0870
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