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Koa Dining Room
Koa Dining Room]

[Koa Dining Set]

A client had purchased a home in Westchester and has renovated the dining room to lookout over the rear gardens. I had completed their new kitchen with upper and lower cases in oak, with clean and simple lines. In 1990, they requested a dining room set with the same essential perspective, and we developed a design based on the Arts and Crafts Style.

By that time, I was living and working in Hawaii, and had gained awareness of the magnificent woods of these tropical islands. I convinced them to consider koa, an Hawaiian acacia wood that was dark but had unusual figure and depth of color.

This entire project was built of solid koa wood, which has increased considerably in price as it becomes more endangered. This is an exceptional value, one that could not be reproduced today.