Shelter: Chef’s Special

The desire to reuse “fit our budget and our politics,” says Sean. The Hartleys’ sustainable vision was encouraged by Georgetown furniture designer Steve Withycombe, who crafted the cabinets, drawers, island storage and the built-in benches.






Studio furniture-makers transcend nature, one unique piece at a time

Working among other young artists in Georgetown, Withycombe, 35, sees furniture as interactive art. He is inspired by farms and carnivals, and likes to incorporate found or discarded objects into his work as industrial design meets furniture design.