An ode to a Michigan midcentury icon.
The Alden End Table is inspired by the intersecting shapes of the Alden B. Dow Home & Studio in Midland, MI. I was drawn to the home's exterior shapes that intersect at unexpected angles, and the Alden table is my homage to this talented designer's work. This modern, minimal side table is the perfect addition beside your bed - there’s room up top for your alarm clock and a small lamp while it holds your books and magazines below. Likewise, it’s right at home next to your couch or chair in the living room to hold your cup of tea and all those books and magazines you’ve been meaning to get to.
Each one is handmade in my Troy, MI studio. I start out with 13 layers of real wood that I glue, layer, mold, trim, sand and finish by hand, to-order so each set is impeccably made and completely unique. The curved plywood construction creates a stronger material than solid wood, so it can have a clean, minimal aesthetic. Natural rubber feet keep it from sliding + protect your floor from scratches. The matte, non-toxic, all natural oil finish creates a rich, natural look that’s durable and is water- and stain-resistant without requiring frequent re-application. It’s applied by hand to ensure complete coverage, optimal thickness and a hand-rubbed lustre that holds for many years to come, so your only worry is finding the time to read that stack of books.
Made to order in 8-10 weeks.
You don’t have to take my word for it. Here’s what one of my lovely customers had to say about the Alden:
"I'm absolutely delighted with the beautifully shaped Alden end table! Nicole's craftswomanship is superb and her customer service is exemplary!” - Nathan