May 20, 2010
Love It Raw
Located in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, Strawser & Smith specialize in home furnishings repurposed from America's industrial past. The newly minted shop boasts a meticulously edited collection, primarily sourced from defunct industries of the Midwest. Many pieces date back to factories in Rust Belt cities like Detroit and Youngstown, that are refurbished in Cleveland before getting shipped to Brooklyn.
Currently, you can find a range of pieces, from authentic medical and stage lights to original maps from the 1920s and employee cubbies straight from a mid-century factory floor. Throughout the collection, you'll notice a heavy reliance on cast iron and production methods no longer employed today.