What happens when three guys with different interests meet for the first time via Google Hangout? The possibilities are both endless and endlessly weird, depending on the guys. In the case of manufacturer John Humphrey, furniture designer Bruce Kim and user experience designer Alec Babala, it was a pretty tame meeting. The trio talked about furniture. They thought about how they could make it better, more aesthetically pleasing, and all-around more suited for making wonderful memories.
Greycork Furniture was born from this impromptu Hangout session, and with it came a Kurt Vonnegut-inspired philosophy and a few simple ground rules for honest design. Their three golden rules of listening well, acting responsibly and surprising others is panning out in their favor so far. Add that to an ethos informed by a Vonnegut-borrowed theory on the “universal shapes of stories,” and you’ve got a no-nonsense collection of simplistic wooden furniture.
Their collection of tables, chairs and benches are made with white, ash, or walnut oak and a selection of other tree species. White or charcoal powdered metal legs finish them off, which give the organic wooden surfaces an industrial touch.
All products are created and manufactured in Boston and ship to your home for free. The company also promises fast and pain-free shipping along with easy product assembly. Shop the furniture here, with prices ranging from $550 to $950.