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Courtesy John Houshmand

“I’ve always been interested in developing combinations of wood with materials like glass, fine metals and acrylic,” says furniture designer John Houshmand, 57, who lives and works on a 950-acre farm in Hobart, New York. “Then recently I thought, What if I make a mold of one of the magnificent pieces of wood and poured in aluminum?” The result is a cast-aluminum table made from a giant slab of mulberry wood, anchored by sturdy black walnut legs—undoubtedly one of the most romantic and bold pieces of furniture to emerge this year.

This Cast Aluminum Low table is $19,750 and can be purchased at Houshmand’s showrooms in New York (31 Howard St.) and West Hollywood (8687 Melrose Ave.). For details, call 212-965-1238 or go to


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