Named for its hands-on approach, this Austin-based company works with artisans around the world to create custom designs using sustainable materials. In 1991, on an Eat-Pray-Love fest of self-discovery, founder Brett Hatton set off to retrace the ancient Silk Road between China and Europe. He found so many antique treasures, furniture items and rare devices in Pakistan and India that his future path became clear: he set up a furniture business to bring his finds to the world. In addition to its eponymous line, Four Hands makes five other collections of furnishings and lighting, including Bina, Boulevard, Old Java, Architects & Heroes, and Bluefish; they are also the exclusive North American distributor for furnishings by Esquire Home.
Sleek silhouettes, steely hues, and the occasional hit of energetic print: These furnishings and accents would all look perfectly at home in a downtown loft (and, by the way, they’d add sophisticated, urbane style to wherever you live, even if it’s a ways from downtown).
A rustic, subtly vintage-feeling aesthetic defines these lighting pieces... they've got a globally inspired, world-traveled feel, and are bound to add plenty of personality to any room.
Named for its hands-on approach to design, this Austin-based company works with artisans around the world to create custom designs using sustainable materials. A rustic, subtly vintage-feeling aesthetic defines the lot.
Gilt's editorial VP, Tyler Thoreson, possesses a personal (and design) style that puts a fresh, contemporary spin on the classics. And here, in the latest incarnation of our latest "Gilt Influencer Picks" series, he's chosen both men's fashion and home decor that encapsulate that aesthetic: Everything on offer here — urban-yet-rugged denim, sleek bags, pop-icon art, clean-lined sofas, and lots more — are a perfect blend of timeless and right-now. For more on Thoreson's style and inspirations, check out our blog, The Fifth Floor, at: gilt.com/blog/home