If you’re looking for a quaint weekend getaway with some local design & craft flavor then look no further than Kerhonkson in the Hudson Valley. You may have read our previous articles about Scandinavian Grace, the Ashokan Reservoir andSaunderskill, but make sure to add Materia Designs to complete a perfect design-centric trip.
Just a few miles from Hudson Woods, husband and wife duo Matt Ensner and Megan Sommerville found the perfect refuge to develop their craft in the Hudson Valley. Coming from backgrounds in fashion, choreography and landscape architecture, Megan and Matt craved the opportunity to weave their diverse creative, aesthetic and philosophic ideals together into one medium.
Naturally inspired by the process of renovating and re-designing the interiors of a crumbling farmhouse, Matt and Megan grew their custom furniture business into a studio not only offering a collection of furniture, lighting and accessories, but interior design services as well.
“For me, creating visual rhythm and a certain balance of objects in space is very similar to working with dancers; it’s all about the relationship of objects to one another,” says Megan of their progression into crafting complete spaces.
As their business grows, they have become ever more engrained with the community, opening a portion of their manufacturing space as a showroom one weekend every month and hosting monthly curated events.
Each event, inspired by a unique material experimentation, will debut a small collection of one of a kind, limited edition items of functional value and aesthetic interest.
L’Arc sconce… shown in ebonized Red Oak, brass and calfskin
Drawing from an eclectic background, Matt and Megan design objects that reflect their lifestyle which speaks to the honesty and authenticity that can be found in their items. At Hudson Woods, we will be showcasing the L’Arc Sconce to complete the comfortable yet functional sensibilities of the design.
L’Arc horizontal sconce in espresso goatskin, brass and walnut
“The L’Arc sconce is an extension of a simple form created out of necessity in our own home, and designed to adapt to many environments; we love the contrast of the elemental and rustic materials with the clean lines and modern volumes of the Hudson Woods’ architecture” says Matt.
L’Arc Sconce Photo Credit: Emma Austen