Au Naturel: The Latest in Organic Furniture Finishes

For a fresh, chic look, choose Bungalow 5 tables and desks in tailored grasscloth...

Bungalow 5 furniture
The tailored Ming dresser sports lacquered grasscloth and brass ring pulls.

If you’re searching for something strikingly fresh in home decor, stop in your tracks.  Some of the hottest, chicest looks in the industry are being created by Bungalow 5 architects and designers who are based in New York City, but work on projects around the world. Collaborating with in-house cabinetmakers and finishers, Bungalow 5 is turning out eye-popping collections painstakingly covered in lacquered grasscloth, raffia and linen.

If you crave the funky, sophisticated look of 70’s geometrics, patterns and organic textures, Bungalow 5 offers a more controlled way to get your fix. These latest looks are heavily influenced by both Eastern and Western classical design, with a nod to modern silhouettes, material and color. Because of the versatile, organic element of the finishes, these recently introduced tables, dressers and desks can slip as comfortably into a traditional room as a modern loft or sunroom.

I especially like the glamorous sheen of the natural materials and solid-brass hardware incorporated into so many of these new pieces. For big impact and reduced-to-the-essential design, visit or ask your interior designer for a lookbook.


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