3×3 with Jeremy Pickett.

June 20, 2010 at 5:20 am 3 comments

Jeremy Pickett is the founder and designer at Pickett Furniture, a custom furniture and studio line furniture shop in Red Hook, Brooklyn. After a long and winding career path working for other furniture makers (and a hiatus which included a round the world trip with his family), Jeremy Pickett debuted his furniture line in 2009.

What do you design?
I started the business with a studio line of furniture that debuted at ICFF last year. Since then, we have gone on to work with designers on custom pieces and built-in cabinetry that fits our aesthetic. Later this summer we will debut a new line of green and sustainable lighting that features bamboo shades and LED wiring.


Photo by John Muggenborg/Mugg Photo (left/above) and Kevin O’Brien (right/below).

How do you design?
Our overlying goal when making either a custom piece for a client or designing a new piece of furniture for our studio collection is to make sure we are creating furniture that can’t be recreated in a mass production factory. We make our furniture out of solid wood which is hand selected for each project. By retracing history’s steps using traditional hand-cut Japanese-style joinery, we are also able to create designs that defy factory construction methods.

Where do you design?
Our workshop and showroom is located on Pier 41 in Red Hook. I absolutely love our location. It’s an incredibly peaceful space from which to create. Being on a pier means no traffic noises and water views on three sides of the building. I placed my desk in a specific spot in our office so I can see the Statue of Liberty out the window from my desk chair.

June 20’s daily design idea is be more like Jeremy: bring care to your craft, find a workspace you love, and seek inspiration throughout the world.

Pickett Furniture is located at 204 Van Dyke Street, Pier 41. The showroom is open by appointment Monday- Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm. (347)404-3066.

“Like” Pickett on Facebook and be privy to Facebook-only giveaways, updates, and shared links to other great websites and design events.
“Follow” Pickett on Twitter for day to day (sometimes hour by hour) happenings and thoughts going on in the studio and workshop.
Pickett’s Tumblr blog showcases step by step galleries of projects (completed and ongoing).

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