Live Edge Dining Tables & Coffee Tables
One-of-a-kind Furniture Pieces Designed Incorporating Unique Characteristics of Solid Live Edge Slabs
Our upscale, live edge furniture is the perfect synthesis of nature and design. Our philosophy is to make use of the distinctive patterning that is intrinsic to each slab to release the beauty embedded within. It’s a philosophy of doing less to create more, of allowing the natural world into our urban environments, and acknowledging that what we’ve been searching for is already right in front of us.
In practice, this approach means not getting rid of the live edge in our natural edge furniture but embracing it. The exquisite natural edge that is inherent in a wood slab is the inspiration for the creation of our breathtaking designs. The innate curves and juts, the shades of dark and light, the contours and imperfections—these are what is so unique to each piece of wood. Relying on nature to supply the inspiration for our live edge furniture creates a supreme individuality for each piece – simply not something that can be fabricated artificially. The wood helps our designers and crafters to shape the design into being.
Natural Edge Furniture & Upscale Slab Furniture Design
Like anything worth doing, creating our free edge Furniture requires focus, time, and attention. We keep a supply of slabs and boards on hand, each one waiting to be transformed into the next piece. Our slabs are all in different phases of the process—some will be air drying for up to 18 months, while others will be ready to go into the kiln for up to three months for the final drying stage. Once this part of the process is complete, suitable slabs are brought to our workshop in Brooklyn, where they are transformed into beautiful pieces of live edge furniture or art.
The primary source of our slabs of wood for our natural edge furniture is Pennsylvania, which is within 500 miles of our Brooklyn workshop. SENTIENT, therefore, is often able to supply finished products when a customer is looking for materials satisfying LEED and also US Green Building Certification. This is important to us as we believe in creating luxury artworks that are both locally rooted and sustainably sourced. Our Brooklyn, New York City location puts us in an ideal position to obtain the perfect wood for our slab furniture. With easy access to a sustainable supply of walnut, oak, white oak, maple, cherry, and the incomparable American black walnut, we have a steady stream of raw material to bring our pieces of live edge furniture to life.
Creative Live Edge Furniture Design
Sustainably-sourced Live Edge Slabs
Live Edge Solid Wood Slabs
SENTIENT’s live-edge tables and other designs are made using locally sourced American black walnut, spalted maple, cherry, oak, and other hardwoods
We always keep a supply of slabs and boards. Some will be air drying for up to 18 months or ready to go into the kiln for up to 3 months for the final drying. At this point, a suitable slab is brought to the SENTIENT Brooklyn workshop where it is transformed into a beautiful piece of furniture or art.
There are many great things about New York, but little known is the fact that it is located within easy reach of many of the excellent furniture grade hardwoods. The forests where these hardwoods are found range from New England and through the Mid West of the United States. We have a plentiful supply of sustainably sourced walnut, oak, white oak, maple, cherry, and other hardwoods. Of these woods arguably the most striking with its grains, colors, and burls is American black walnut. The other wonder of the walnut slab is the cream outer sapwood ring. The outer cream sapwood on the edge of a walnut live edge table becomes an endless conversation feature. The SENTIENT live edge table collection displays all of these qualities in the best possible way.
The Timeless Beauty of Live-Edge Furniture
The striking appeal of shapes and curves found in nature never goes out of style. SENTIENT Furniture’s Live Edge furniture preserves the raw and natural forms created by nature, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of these designs in your home, office, or place of business. Our commitment to creating art and incorporating functional furniture design means keeping that natural edge to our slabs and tables. Our live edge pieces are perfect for any space – whether you’re interested in creating an elegant décor for your restaurant or hotel, or you want to welcome guests of your home into a warm and inviting space.
Live edge furniture creates a statement and has a powerful visual impact. Clients love the appeal of having raw, natural statement pieces in their home – something truly unique that doesn’t look like it was rolled off the assembly line at your local furniture manufacturer. SENTIENT Furniture is proud to provide exceptional quality, craftsmanship, and artistry with every component of our live-edge tables, dressers, chairs, and more.
While trends come and go, the timeless beauty of the natural materials and aesthetics is present in every one of our pieces. SENTIENT Furniture’s designs are created to stand the test of time – both in terms of functionality, good taste, and appearance.
Sentient Live Edge Dining Table
Our signature live edge dining tables are stately, remarkable, and sure to be a conversation piece in any room they occupy. Clients love our natural edge dining tables for home and business – from hotels and restaurants to make an impression on friends and family members in your home dining areas. Your made-to-order piece is customized to your preferences on dimensions, materials, and more to ensure you love your new dining table as much as we do.
Colorado Live Edge Dining Table
Both inspired and sourced from America’s southwest; our Colorado tables are ideal for a diverse range of spaces. The minimalistic approach and clean lines are perfectly complemented by the natural irregularity of the wood’s edge. The dark veins of the spalted maple wood almost contain a pulse that brings energy into any space. Fitted with a glass center, this exquisite piece of live edge furniture will find its place both in the boardroom or the home. The contemporary flair of the live edge design will easily become the heart of any interior.
Friends Bookcase Concept
There is no better way to show appreciation to the books that have inspired you than by housing them in one of our unique Friends bookcases. This is where luxury and inventiveness come to play. Each bookcase is made from maple with a driftwood finish and completed with fine metal craftsmanship. This live edge design is inspired by the moving body. We consider the Friends bookcases to be anthropomorphic – even down to one being female and the other male. Every bookcase is the signature piece your space has been missing, the coming together of imagination and luxury.
Luxor Live Edge Credenza
Our upscale credenzas are live edge furniture at its most innovative. The true genius behind slab furniture design is the ability to meld it with other forms without it losing its innate charm. This is precisely what Luxor credenzas offer; The Luxor is a sharply angled console that is carried by two uniquely placed solid live edge slabs on either side of the cabinet, exploding the expectations of what many think is possible when it comes to slab furniture. The timelessness of the piece is boldly pronounced in the name Luxor as this piece could very well have been designed by the ancient Egyptians as far back as 1,200 BCE. Chic, geometrically enticing, and utterly original, it is impossible to see our live edge credenzas as anything other than works of art.
The dark black finish is juxtaposed with the natural lines of the encasing hardwood, drawing you in with its sleekness and making an immediate, unforgettable statement in any home or office space.
Time When Live Edge Console
The SENTIENT Time When Console is our clearest expression yet of time and design. It has strong contemporary geometric angles and shapes that are harmoniously combined with beautifully grained American black walnut canted sides. The natural wood flows down the sides, like a waterfall, which softens the sharp, sleek, angular futuristic design. The Time When Console is another original piece inspired by another piece in our collection; SENTIENT Luxor credenza.
Niagara Dresser with Live Edge Handles
The SENTIENT Niagara Dresser is a stunning contemporary white dresser with unique angled sculpted live edge drawer pulls. The stunning ‘white on white’ design is accented with a solid walnut hardwood top and base. The geometric design is softened with gentle curved corners. The cabinet and handles are made using a manmade solid surface product typically used for counter top applications. This material is extremely strong, stable and durable that will stand the test of time.
Locust Wood Chair
The live edge of the locust wood if what dictates the unique slab design of each one of these chairs. No two chairs are alike in their specific shape, as they are cut along the bias of each natural edge slab. Inspired by the meandering lines of the vertical live edge, our design includes a curved seat that speaks to both supreme styles. The legs complete the visual to create a three-dimensional portrait of rich design. With this piece in your space, you can embrace the regal side of your creativity.
Zora Live Edge Coffee Table
Our live edge coffee tables are the ultimate in upscale style to any domestic or commercial space. A bias-cut, live edge design allows every piece of natural edge furniture to be utterly unique; none of the other coffee tables in the known universe are specific replicas of yours. Get lost in the story your luxury slab furniture has to tell you, with its patterned lines that connect your piece forever to its source. Completed with a sleek finish and slanted base, this gorgeous live edge construction will take center-stage in your space.
SENTIENT Live Edge Bed
This piece of free edge furniture will transform your bedroom into a land of reverie. The boldness of the wooden slab headboard and the uniqueness of your piece does not end with its slab furniture design. Depending on your needs and tastes, we can design and construct your bed to include leather upholstery, side tables, and built-in shelves. With our continued effort to synthesize function and form, we offer artistry at its most creative.
SENTIENT Live Edge Coffee Table
The design of SENTIENT live edge coffee tables is guided by the natural form of the slab we use. Available in a variety of different wood types, from black walnut to maple, cherry, and oak, we ensure you find the piece of wood that truly speaks to you. Created from some of our smaller offcuts, our coffee tables add dimension and understated flair to any space. Of course, each piece is entirely one-of-a-kind. We wait for the slab to reveal the design to us, rather than imposing our ideas of its natural form.
Foothills Live Edge Console
Like the area from which it gets its name, this piece is the perfect synthesis of modern aesthetic charm and the untameable beauty of the wilderness. With its live edge slab base holding up a new-world glass top, the contrast between its two material types offers a striking combination of aesthetics that suits a range of tastes. If you are looking for a piece that will become the focal point of your living room, the foothills live edge console is it.
Live Edge Dining Table
The live edge dining table will immediately provide an upscale addition to your home, bringing with it the embedded luxury of its original design. Through attention to detail, we ensure our exquisite tables are expertly finished and that each piece of our slab furniture reaches its aesthetic potential. Live edge dining tables are sought-after items in upscale, popular restaurants; your interior needs little else with this kind of beauty at its helm. This piece also makes the ideal boardroom table for corporate spaces looking to bring luxury and originality to their offices.
Contact Our Brooklyn, New York City Studio
If you would like to discuss pieces from our live edge furniture collection, please contact our custom furniture NYC office. Whether you are looking for a single piece, or if you require several pieces for a larger space, we would love to collaborate and help bring your project to life.
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