Contract Design

Milwood Design

With three seats and an integrated shelf woven of black-Danish or natural-rush cord, this bench is a dual-function piece that’s perfect for holding shoes, magazines, and other objects in addition to sitters.

Architectural Digest

Milwood Design Architectural Digest

Miss New York's International Contemporary Furniture Fair? Senior style and market editor Benjamin Reynaert shares his favorite new products that launched at the fair

The 2019 edition of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair featured a mix of top brands and boutique newcomers, infusing Manhattan's far west side with a welcome dose of design discourse during NYCxDesign this month. New contract-focused upholstery introductions from Bernhardt Design, bespoke case goods from Brooklyn-based studio Hachi, and innovative plastic cabinetry fronts for kitchens by Reform Copenhagen are just a few standouts AD PRO's market department spotted on the fair floor this year. Here are 20 new products that will be a hit in your next project.

By Benjamin Reynaert

May 25, 2019

C Magazine

Milwood Design in C Magazine
Milwood Design in C Magazine

Necessity. the mother of invention, led Venice-based David McAuliffe to launch Milwood Design this fall. With a 30-year career comprising stints as an artist and a gallerist (he is the founder of the former Angles Gallery, an early dealer of Donald Judd’s influential minimalist furniture), McAuliffe couldn’t find a suitably compatible stool for his midcentury kitchen table, so he made his own.  Next came designs for an elegant bench and side table. “I wanted to start off with basic elements and add,” he explains of the numbered, limited-edition pieces topped in Danish cord and leather. “It’s about proportion and being handmade —much like a sculpture,” he says.  Available at Stahl + Band, 2308 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 424-228-4134;;

By Andrea Ritz and Jessica Stanford