DANBURY, Conn. -- Griffin Lee Artisans recently opened a space in Danbury that offers custom-made tables inspired by local materials and natural elements.
The tables are created by Chief Designer and Master Craftsman Andrew Griffing and business partner Daniel Lee. Lee grew up in Rowayton and raised his family in New Canaan.
With only seven tables currently in existence and a patent on the design, the business' Black Copper Fire Collection unites the elements of earth, wind, fire and water. The elements are represented by American black walnut (earth) copper (fire) and starphire glass (wind and water).
"We wanted to use American Black Walnut because it is indigenous to the area,'' Lee said. "We acquire ours from Wilton and Bethel. The highly prized dark hardwood holds its shape and has a strong grain. That’s when we decided to compliment it with a pure metal like copper. The starphire glass is high clarity made with very low amounts of iron, which removes the greenish tint. The glass channel is immensely popular, especially for clients who have beautiful rugs or carpets. This enables them to showcase both. The timeless design of the table will ensure it is enjoyed by generations to come.”
With entryway, coffee and dining tables as well as desks, Griffin Lee Artisans also create custom tables to a customer's specifications, with a lead time of 8-12 weeks. The high-quality, handcrafted finish complements modern and traditional rooms.
“With our unique design the tables are instantly recognizable and we are going to limit how many are made,'' Lee said. "Each one is branded with the Griffin Lee Artisan signature hallmark. We are very excited about what the future holds.”
Griffin Lee Artisans are based at Unit 2, 46 Payne Road, Danbury. The business plans a spring showroom preview and will host workshops. Click here to visit the company website.