The Art of Furniture

Charleston Forge has a long history of hand-building beautiful, high quality, steel, wood, and leather furniture. We have an extensive catalog of products and do a large amount of custom work and have built product for retailers such as Room & Board, Restoration Hardware, Crate & Barrel and Bloomingdales, Starbucks, just to name a few.

A special wedding gift, from Charleston Forge

Charleston Forge - Monday, January 16, 2017
Weddings are special events which is why guests love to put thought into gift giving.  When given the task of making a custom coat rack as a wedding gift, we wanted the bride and groom to have a special story to go along with it. So we documented the process of building the rack, so they could get a sense of each of the set of hands that touched it along the way.  We even included a group photo with a congratulations sign.  Now the bride and groom have personalized gift with a story that will last forever.  

-So what can we build for you?

October 2016 Market Introductions

Charleston Forge - Tuesday, January 03, 2017
At the October 2016 High Point Furniture Market we introduced our Camden Collection of occasional tables, a collection of dining and barstools as well as our first Lounge chair, the Emmitt with the accompanying ottoman.

(shown with Camden End TableCamden Drink Table and Emmitt Lounge Chair)

Camden Drink Table

Emmitt Lounge Chair and Camden Cocktail Table

Emmitt Lounge Chair

Emmitt Lounge Chair and Emmitt Small Ottoman

Vero Barstool

Sawyer Barstool

Talmadge Barstool

Jameson Tray Top Table

Winston Collection

Charleston Forge - Friday, July 22, 2016

Every component of our newly introduced Winston Collection is hand-crafted and American made.  You can see the sense of hand in every detail throughout the design, from the strike marks from the blacksmith's hammer, the brush strokes from the hand paint or the twists in the forged steel. Our sophisticated Winston Collection includes four tables, a cocktail table, an end table, a drink table and a console. Choose from 14 different metal finishes, 16 different wood finishes on either oak or maple, as well as any combination of glass and wood, to customize exactly the piece you are looking for to fit in your space.  

Limited Edition - CF Finds from Charleston Forge

Charleston Forge - Tuesday, July 12, 2016
CF Finds is a venue for us to show you what we can make when we play a little, where we experiment with different combinations of material to create special products that inspire and excite. 

They are unique items: specific bases, finishes, and materials that complement each other.  Perhaps it's an unusual hide for a bench, or a unique piece of glass created only for us by our American Made glass supplier, we think you'll find the combinations interesting and intriguing.   

Roundabout Drink Table available for a limited time only with Mirrored Bronze Facet Glass.

Cascade Drink Table available for a limited time with Facet Mirrored Glass through our limited edition CF Finds.

Tribeca Drink Table available for a limited time with laminated Gold and Silver Fleck Glass top.  It is a double sided glass which one side shows a silver fleck texture and the other a gold fleck texture.  

Lotus Drink Table available for a limited time with Linen Glass top option, Oyster Linen lamented between two sheets of glass. 

Hair on hide option available for a limited time though CF Finds. 

The Edison Console is so named because its top is made from floor planking that was recovered from one of Thomas Edison's factories when he was the owner of the Wisconsin Chair Company located in New London, Wisconsin.  Each table is individually numbered.

2016 - April Market Introductions

Charleston Forge - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Starbucks - Peachtree

Charleston Forge - Monday, May 09, 2016
Charleston Forge is popping up in Starbucks locations all over the US and even worldwide. This store, opening in the heart of Atlanta's Midtown neighborhood, is unique in many ways. Here is a clip from Starbuck's blog announcing the location:

"On the corner Peachtree Street and 7th Avenue, in the heart of Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood, Starbucks is offering some of the world’s most rare, small-lot coffees through its exclusive Starbucks Reserve coffee program.

“We wanted to celebrate Starbucks Reserve and create an immersive coffee experience for our customers in Atlanta,” said store designer Geoffrey Painter.

The store takes inspiration from Starbucks Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, with an atmosphere that invites customers to sit down and stay a while. Customers can pull up a stool at the end of the 20-foot coffee bar and experience a range of brewing techniques including siphon, Chemex, pour-over, espresso, and Clover."

We are very proud to be a part of this sophisticated store. Thank you to Starbucks for supporting American Made! If you are in the Atlanta area, enjoy a Starbucks reserve coffee and have a seat at the Charleston Forge Community Table.

See more on Starbuck's blog here...

GreatHorse Country Club - Hampden, Massachusetts

Charleston Forge - Monday, April 25, 2016
We discovered some of our benches in GreatHorse Country Club in Hampden, Massachusetts.  This country club is beautiful and we are honored to have some of our pieces chosen by their interior designers.  Thank you to GreatHorse and their designers, who obviously support quality American made products.

Glass Top Options

Charleston Forge - Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Fusion Glass crates a contemporary and visually stunning design in furniture; also it is durable and easy to clean.  After cooling down, the pieces are then permanently joined together.  Fusion glass is crafted by the laminated together four pieces of ultra-clear glass and polishing down the edges.  At certain temperatures, glass tends to melt.  When two or more separate pieces are placed together inside a hot kiln, these pieces soften and then meld together. 

Facet Glass is created by laminating a ½” sheet of glass between two even thinner pieces and making a single 5/8” thick sheet.  Once the three pieces are joined, the middle sheet is intentionally shattered with a precise blow. The crackled effect makes a stunning, three dimensional effect allowing the shards of glass to catch the light from every angle.

Cast glass is exactly what its name suggests — glass that when molten was poured into a mold and allowed to cool slowly and solidify. The end result is that each top is a one-of-a-kind piece of art featuring a unique mixture of swirls and ripples both on the surface as well as inside the glass itself. Bubbles, as well as areas of varying opacity and cloudiness and even tint, are also abundant inside the 1-inch thick tops. 

The result is that while all tops share a basic look, no two are alike and may vary from each other significantly.

Like the hand-hammered steel used in many of our table bases, their organic nature means they catch the light far more and thus vary in appearance as lighting conditions and direction change.

Norris Furniture & Interiors brings the Charleston Forge Edison Console home

Charleston Forge - Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Edison Console features a uniquely distressed wood top sitting on an industrial - looking solid steel base.  The Edison Console is so named because the top is made of floor planking that was recovered from one of Thomas Edison's factories when he was the owner of the Wisconsin Chair Company in New London, WI.  The texture comes from years of foot traffic that ground steel slivers into the surface giving it a truly unique look.  The lower shelf is metal and will take the same finish as that chosen for the base itself.  It is available for a limited time only.  

Norris Furniture & Interiors our of Fort Myers, Florida has graciously donated a Charleston Forge Edison Console to the Edison Ford Museum located in their hometown of Fort Myers.  It is on display at the museum and we think it is a perfect 'home' for the table.   We want to thank Norris Furniture and Interiors not only for appreciating the historical significance of this piece, but making sure others can enjoy and appreciate it as well.

See more on the Edison Ford Museum on their website, HERE.

Interiors Magazine

Charleston Forge - Tuesday, December 08, 2015
We are proud to have a highlight in such a quality magazine as Interiors.  

Available on newsstands now or view the online edition here.

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