The New New England Collection by Timothy Liles

June 6, 2010

American designer Timothy Liles has introduced a three-piece furniture collection he has named “New New England.”

From the designer:

The modern trio is influenced by traditional American craft aimed at connecting consumers with the source of their products, bringing maker and user closer together. The collection pays homage to New England’s classic heritage aesthetic and refined craftsmenship, but with a twist of pop.


The Crested Comb-Back Chair is an understated, three-legged wooden chair with a sash of matte charcoal grey, or a light cream, that extends from slightly above to just below the seat. An exploration of the straight-forward joinery found in a classic Windsor and how the form can be pared down and modernized.

The Sweetser Lamp is a peaceful, woven lamp made in the tradition of the basketmaking Sweetser family of Northern New Hampshire. Solid ash legs incorporated into the weave turn the basket into a lampshade and the textile-covered cord informs the object as a modern light.

The Braid Dead Rug is a mushroom-shaped, hand-braided wool mat on whose surface appears a vividly-colored, benevolent-looking skull. A combination of traditional techniques with a pop icon.