On a shoot in a fancy apartment in Tribeca many years ago, I was setting up my props on two walnut campaign-style trestle tables. I fell for them & thought when I grow up, I too am going to own these tables.
I tracked down the designer and found Richard Wrightman. RW is NYC based & makes his campaign furniture in an old factory in Long Island City (LIC) just over the Queensborough bridge. He works with beautiful timbers, leather & canvas: combining 3 of my favourite materials.
His pieces fold, based on the original concept of campaign furniture which was used for kitting out your tent whilst travelling, exploring, and setting up camp with style in far reaching outposts, archaeological sites & other fabulously romantic settings in distant lands by the likes of Gertrude Bell (check out the Gertrude Bell archive where I got these great old pics from).
I am working on the furniture for my island resort project and am using some his ready-made & bespoke pieces. I also have a personal project, and would love his aesthetic & expertise to create a tent interior. I think I am now grown-up enough to have my own Richard Wrightman piece.