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Counter-Space: Furniture and Homewares for Mindful Living, California-Style

Yesterday we featured County Ltd., a new shop in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, matching housewares with workwear clothing. The housewares side of things is run by Kirill Bergart and Joe Lorens under the name Counter-Space. Inspired by vintage designs from French modernists and Japanese traditionalists, Bergart and Lorens design simple brass hardware, oak and cherry furniture, and vegetable-tanned leather goods; the building blocks of a modern California space. Here’s a focused look at the duo’s designs.

N.B.: Shop Counter-Space/County Ltd. in person at this weekend’s Remodelista Market San Francisco at Heath: December 10th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & December 11th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more on their store, see our post Shopper’s Diary: County Ltd. in Silver Lake, Offering Just the Essentials (Handmade Hooks Included).

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Above: New ceramics arranged on the company’s own Oak Bench are pictured next to a vintage chair and upholstered daybed.

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Above: Leather Seat Cushions are available in an all vegetable-tanned leather or a leather and suede combination; $130 for the 11-inch round and $145 for the 13-inch round.

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Above: The Oak Bench is made of California red oak and built with joinery techniques (no hardware). It’s available in short and long sizes with prices starting at $450 and also comes in a Cherry Wood Bench for $500. The Leather Seat Cushion is available to purchase with the bench for an additional $130 or separately for $230.

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Above: The solid red Oak Stools are made with traditional joinery and available in short, medium, and tall from $120 each.

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Above: Oak Pot Stands are also made in red oak and available in medium ($75) and large ($90). Pictured here with the company’s line of oak furniture: plant stands, bench, and stools.

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Above: A trio of wall hooks: a Raw Brass Wall Hook ($29), a Hand-Polished Brass Wall Hook ($32), and a Blackened Brass Wall Hook ($29). Not pictured is a fourth hook, the Blackened Wall Hook with a Polished Edge ($32).

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Above: The hooks are also available in packs of two.

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Above: Vintage lighting and furniture rotates in and out of the shop. Currently available is a Vintage French Counter-Balance Lamp for $3,400.

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Above: Also available are vintage Charlotte Perriand Les Arcs Chairs; $1,100 each.

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