Olga Guanabara
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How it all began

For starters Olga is a dog. Or perhaps I should say, was.
A beautiful chubby chocolate lab that stuck by my side through thick and thin for 14 years. And Guanabara is a bay in Rio de Janeiro.  The name Guanabara comes from the Tupi-Guarani language, goanã-pará, from gwa "bay", plus nã "similar to" and ba'ra "sea."  Pronunciation: {gwä”nu-bär’u}.  

I used to take Olga for a few swims every so often when visiting that beautiful city. 
Fast forward a few years... The two of us had moved to a big loft in Dumbo, Brooklyn– and I wanted a huge dining table so we could throw dinner parties from time to time. I went out to buy one but realized the ones I liked I could not afford– and the ones I could afford were mass-made in China or Vietnam.

Even worse, they were the kind of tables that everyone had or was buying from so many of these stores that send out massive catalogues. I didn't really want my place to look like everyone else's.  So I went out and bought a bunch of steel and wood - and inside my new apartment we made a huge mess - cutting and welding our first piece together. I had no idea what I was doing or getting myself into, but it came out great -and soon enough a few friends began asking me to make them some pieces. Next thing I knew... I was opening a store and building all sorts of furniture.  

Now finally after a few long months of lots of life changes... we are figuring out our next steps, and have relocated t0 beautiful Columbia County and are glad to announce we are busy at work once again launching a few new designs - shortly to pop up here. Stay tuned. 

 
 
 

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Most of our unique pieces are made using a mixture of materials, usually steel, wood, and sometimes glass and concrete.
Despite the heavy nature of the raw materials, the design maintains some more modern aesthetics with clean lines and geometrical shapes.
Some of our dining tables can be custom built to fit the exact size you or your interior designer might desire for your space. 

Click on the individual tables to see dimensions and materials available for each. Prices for dining tables range from $9,000 to $32,000.
Please send us an email to enquire about specifics.

 
 

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Click on the individual tables to see dimensions and materials available for each.  Prices for coffee tables range from $3,200 to 7,000.
Please send us an email to enquire about specifics.

 
 
 
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Custom choice of leather or fabric available. Tan or black leather arm chairs: $5,800

Lead time, 60 to 90 days. 

 
 

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OTHER Services

 

INTERIOR DESIGN + BUILD

The first "interior design jobs" were my first 3 apartments. One in Brazil, one in Manhattan and the other in Brooklyn. After that came the first store, than another store, and following that 2 restaurants and an Oscar®  winning production company's office .

Having worked with all kinds of design projects for global advertising agencies for the past 20 years, specifically branding & graphic design... it's now just part of my DNA. 

 

 

Richard created such a unique space in his first store –It was beyond special. So we were thrilled to have him work with us designing our living space in Dumbo.
— Jannet Rothanas
It was a pleasure to work with Richard and Olga. Not only did we end up with a stunning conference room table custom built, but our entire work space was beautifully crafted with his help.
— Anthony A.
 
 
 

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In the press

 
 
 
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Say hello

 

Drop us a note. Give us a call. Stop by for a coffee or a drink. We'd love to hear from you. 

646 812.1843 or 718 717.2892